Take Learning Outside! Join PBS Parents Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers Club!

Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers Club is a community of young children, their families and educators committed to learning about nature and doing good things for their environment. Nature Trackers enjoy exploring and having adventures, respecting their environment, collecting things, tracking and observing plants and animals, and challenging themselves to get outside and make discoveries every day.

When you sign up to join the Nature Trackers Club, you and your child will have the opportunity to engage in some fun activities that will provide your child a wealth of learning opportunities.

My daughters and I did the February Challenge, Make a Terrarium!

You can find the monthly challenge at http://www.pbs.org/parents/dinosaurtrain/naturetrackers/

This activity was a blast for the whole family as we made our very own Greenhouse called a Terrarium!

The first step in the challenge was to plant.. this was fun!! We laid our rocks, added out planting soil, plants and gave our new friend some water.

The next part of the activity was to observe the water cycle..Over the next few days we watched as our terrarium displayed condensation and through it's own water cycle! Check out the water drops in our greenhouse-- so cool!

The next step was to watch and record how much our plant had grown over the next few weeks. The monthly challenge came with its own plant growth chart which gives participants a chance to chart growth week by week! After learning about plant growth, my daughter is so curious about how other plants and trees grow in nature. As we go on walks around the park, we point out growing trees, rain and the amazing nature around us.

Thank you PBS Parents for offering these fun, educational activities for our kids! Join the PBS Parents Dinosaur Nature Trackers Club and start challenging your kids through nature!


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