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The Nature Conservancy and its 550 scientists have created Nature Lab to help students learn the science behind how nature works for us and how we can help keep nature running strong. Nature Lab gives teachers, students and families everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature’s fantastic factory including videos, digital tools, and interactive lesson plans that align to standards.

Nature Lab helps children learn about conserving nature for its own sake and for its ability to fulfill their needs and enrich their lives. Modules aligned with education standards focus on conservation issues such as how climate change impacts our lives and the role of healthy fire in forests. High-quality videos transport students to diverse landscapes such as Borneo, Canada and China. Interviews with renowned scientists offer youth a chance to see themselves as agents of change while exploring acoustic technology, the knowledge of Indigenous Peoples and the need for green energy. Easy-to-use learning guides encourage students to make a difference in their own communities.

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Coastal Peru: The Amazing Biodiversity of a Coastal Ecosystem
  • Multiple Subjects
  • 3-5, MS
Want to more learn more about the amazing biodiversity of a coastal ecosystem? Join fisheries scientist Matias Caillaux from The Nature Conservancy...
Building a Garden in a Day
Believe it – you can build a garden in a single day. In this second video of the How-to-Garden series, you will see that creating a garden doesn’t...
Planning Your Garden
Having a successful and productive garden starts with a great plan. In this first How-to-Garden video, learn how to design your garden for the most...
Fears in the Garden
Fears — everybody has them. But don’t let gardening fears stop you from enjoying the fun and the bounty. This final video in the How-to-Garden series...
Habitat and Pollinators - Gardens Activity Guide
  • Life Science
  • Middle School
A garden provides habitat for many diverse species, small and large. In this Nature Works Everywhere lesson, students conduct habitat surveys in...
Living Systems - Gardens Activity Guide
  • Life Science
  • Middle School
In this Nature Works Everywhere lesson, students use the Garden Design Tool to explore how a garden works as a living natural system. A Nature Works...
Caring for your Garden
  • Life Science
  • Middle School
You’ve planned and planted; the soil, plants and structures are in place. Now what? In this third video of the How-to-Garden series, see and hear how...
Water - Gardens Activity Guide
  • Life Science
  • Middle School
By filtering rainwater and slowing the movement of water to rivers, lakes and oceans, a garden works as a mini-watershed. In this Nature Works...
Food and Carbon - Gardens Activity Guide
  • Life Science
  • Middle School
The carbon “foodprint” of vegetables and fruits is complex, involving how the food is produced, how it reaches us, and what we do with it. In this...
Community - Gardens Activity Guide
  • Life Science
  • Middle School
A garden is biologically and ecologically important, but it can also be a huge benefit to your community together. Use this Nature Works Everywhere...