Distance Learning

Welcome to the Duke Farms Distance Learning Portal! Here you can find activities, lesson plans, and other resources created to inspire and educate digital visitors of all ages. We regularly update this portal with new content. If there is something that you'd like to see, contact us at info@dukefarms.org. Have fun and be well!

Activities

Summer Smorgasbord of Environmental Learning: "Poison" Plants

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Summer Smorgasbord of Environmental Learning: Keystone Trees: Birch

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Summer Smorgasbord of Environmental Learning: Firefly Rerun

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Summer Smorgasbord of Environmental Learning: Keystone Trees: Cherries

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Summer Smorgasbord of Environmental Learning: Through the Eyes of a Pollinator

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Summer Smorgasbord of Environmental Learning: Keystone Shrubs: Blueberry

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Summer Smorgasbord of Environmental Learning: The Insect Orchestra

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Summer Smorgasbord of Environmental Learning: Keystone Trees: Oaks

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Summer Smorgasbord of Environmental Learning: Tick, Tick, Tickā€¦

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Summer Smorgasbord of Environmental Learning: Keystone Plants, Caterpillars, and You!

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Summer Smorgasbord of Environmental Learning: The Raritan River: Part 1

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Wet & Wild May: Caddisflies

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Wet & Wild May: Great Blue Heron

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Wet & Wild May: Kingfisher

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Wet & Wild May: Osprey

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Wet & Wild May: Algae vs. Duckweed

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Wet & Wild May: Turtles

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April Amblings: The Meditation Garden

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April Amblings: The Sugarbush Trails

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Community Garden (Garden Talk), Activities

Adventuras en Abril: El Jardin Comunitario de Duke Farms

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April Ambling: The Eagle Nest via the Duke Farms Eagle Cam

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Dabble in Ducks at Duke Farms

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Quiet Places & Spaces at Duke Farms

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April Amblings: Research Woods

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All About Ag: Simmental Profile

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April Amblings: The Old Foundation

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April Amblings: The Birding Platform

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All About Ag: American British White Park Profile

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April Amblings: The Lake System

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Día del Sirope de Arce con Sally y Charlie

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Community Garden (Garden Talk), Activities

March is for Gardening: Starting a Backyard Garden

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Community Garden (Garden Talk), Activities

March is for Gardening: Microgreens

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March is for Gardening: Parts of the Plants We Eat

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March is for Gardening: The Tuber that Changed the World: Part 2

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March is for Gardening: Pollinators in the Garden

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March is for Gardening: Backyard Chickens

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Community Garden (Garden Talk), Activities

March is for Gardening: Vegetable Seed Starting

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Community Garden (Garden Talk), Activities

March is for Gardening: The Duke Farms Community Garden

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March is for Gardening: The Tuber that Changed the World

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Community Garden (Garden Talk), Activities

March is for Gardening: NJ Fruits and Veggies

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Duke Farms Agroecology: Species Specifics - Cattle, from Domestication to Duke Farms

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Spotlight on Environmental Careers: Textile Chemistry

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Spotlight on Environmental Careers: Nature Illustrator

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Cenando con Búhos

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Spotlight on Environmental Careers: Green Entrepreneur

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Spotlight on Environmental Careers: Large Animal Veterinarian

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Spotlight on Environmental Careers: Solar Panel Technician

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Spotlight on Environmental Careers: Landscape Architecture

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Spotlight on Environmental Careers: Ornithology

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Spotlight on Environmental Careers: Environmental Law Attorney

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Explore January: Downy Woodpecker

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Explore January: Tree Rings

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Explore January: Maple Sap Moths

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Explore January: Sugar Maple History

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Explore January: IDing Maple Trees

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Explore January: Sweet and Chilly

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Explore January: Spotted Lanternfly - Winter Worries

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Explore January: How to Tap a Tree

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Explore January: Road Salt and Sugar Maples

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Explore January: Wintertime Snowshoeing

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Explore January: Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

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December, the Doorway to Winter: Sustainable DIY - Gift Wrapping for Any Occasion

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December, the Doorway to Winter: Call of the Chickadee

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December, the Doorway to Winter: Snowflakes and Shapes

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December, the Doorway to Winter: Where Does the Snow Go?

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December, the Doorway to Winter: Surviving Freezing Temperatures

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December, the Doorway to Winter: Feeding Birds, a Brief History

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December, the Doorway to Winter: Meet the Mighty Oaks: Part 2

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December, the Doorway to Winter: Our Common Conifers

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December, the Doorway to Winter: Meet the Mighty Oaks: Part 1

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Virtual Eagle Kit

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December, the Doorway to Winter: Precipitation

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Finally Fall: The Hair-raising Truth About Squirrels

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Finally Fall: Wild Turkey

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Finally Fall: Down to the Roots

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Finally Fall: Birds on the Wing - Migration: Part 3

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Finally Fall: Prepping Native Seeds

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Finally Fall: NJ Fall and Winter Visitors

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Finally Fall: Decomposers

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Finally Fall: Birds on the Wing - Migration: Part 2

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Finally Fall: Red-tailed Hawk

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Finally Fall: Growing Garlic in NJ

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Finally Fall: Seed Dispersal: Part 2

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Finally Fall: Birds on the Wing - Migration: Part 1

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An Experiment in At-Home Composting: Part 5

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Finally Fall: America Recycles Day

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Finally Fall: Seed Dispersal: Part 1

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Finally Fall: Leave the Leaves

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An Experiment in At-Home Composting: Part 4

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Finally Fall: Leaves Change Colors

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Virtual Creature Festival: Yellow Sac Spider

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Virtual Creature Festival: Something Slimy!

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Virtual Creature Festival: Barn and Snowy Owls

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Virtual Creature Festival: Bat Boxes

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Virtual Creature Festival: Wolf Spider

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An Experiment in At-Home Composting: Part 3

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Virtual Creature Festival: Saw-whet and Barred Owls

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Virtual Creature Festival: Habitat Conservation for Bats

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Virtual Creature Festival: White-nose Syndrome

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An Experiment in At-Home Composting: Part 2

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 13: Goldenrod

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Virtual Creature Festival: Brown Recluse

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Virtual Creature Festival: Long and Short-eared Owls

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Virtual Creature Festival: Frogs and Toads

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Virtual Creature Festival: Bat Math

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Virtual Creature Festival: NJ Native Bats

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Postcards from the Past: Week 29

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Virtual Creature Festival: Black Widow

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Virtual Creature Festival: Pill Bug

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Virtual Creature Festival: Great Horned and Screech Owls

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 12: Aster

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Virtual Creature Festival: Turkey Vulture

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Postcards from the Past: Week 28

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Sustainability September: Pollination Hoop House

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Sustainability September: Solar Array

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Sustainability September: Native Planting

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Sustainability September: Agroecology

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Sustainability September: Climate Change

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Postcards from the Past: Week 27

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Sustainability September: Green Transportation

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Sustainability September: LEED Certification

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Sustainability September: Permaculture

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 11: Snakeroot

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An Experiment in At-Home Composting: Part 1

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 26

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Sustainability September: Bioswales

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 10: Boneset

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 9: Vervain

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Postcards from the Past: Week 25

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Sustainability September: Permeable Pavement

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Composting at Home

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Sustainability September: Constructed Wetlands

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 24

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 9: Sunflower

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Sustainability September: Green Roof

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Climate Change Resources for Educators

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Sizzling Summer Reading: Books That Buzz

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Bumblebees

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 23

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Pollination

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Seed Bombs

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Chrysalis Vs. Cocoon

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Eastern Swallowtail Butterflies

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 22

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Metamorphosis

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 7: Anise Hyssop

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Creating Monarch Habitat

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Monarch Tagging

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 21

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Monarchs & Culture

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 6: Turtlehead

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Monarch Migration Game

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Monarch Life Cycle

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 20

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Monarch & Meadow Month: The Great Monarch Migration

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Monarch & Meadow Month: Monarch Anatomy

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Monarch & Meadow Month: What's That in the Meadow?

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 19

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Monarch & Meadow Month: What Makes a Meadow?

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Virtual Firefly Festival: Firefly Conservation with Xerces Society

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Virtual Firefly Festival: Storytime with Flint and Phoebe

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 5: Black-Eyed Susan

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 18

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 4: Joe-Pye Weed

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Virtual Firefly Festival: Catching Fireflies

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Virtual Firefly Festival: Habitat & Light Pollution

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 17

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 3: Cardinal Flower

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Virtual Firefly Festival: Flash Patterns

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Virtual Firefly Festival: Folklore

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Virtual Firefly Festival: Geography

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Postcards from the Past: Week 16

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Virtual Firefly Festival: Life Cycle

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Virtual Firefly Festival: Firefly Anatomy

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Virtual Firefly Festival: Bioluminescence

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 2: Bee Balm

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 15

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A Red, White, and Blue Pollinator Garden

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Red, White, and Blue is for the Birds

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Trees with Red, White, and Blue Hues

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Bats, Skinks, and Turtles are Red, White, and Blue, Too!

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A Red, White, and Blue-filled Plate

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 14

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Sizzling Summer Reading: Moth Madness

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Sizzling Summer Reading: Go Buggy

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Textures in Nature: Part 3

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 13

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Hummingbirds: Family Fun for Everyone

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 1: Milkweed

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Textures in Nature: Part 2

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The Best Beak Ever

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 12

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Textures in Nature: Part 1

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Your Backyard: A Home for Hummingbirds

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Postcards from the Past: Week 11

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Forgotten Flowers Week 8: May Apple

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Spotted Lanternfly: Beat that Bug!

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Postcards from the Past: Week 10

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What Can You Do About Problematic Plastic?

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Preserving and Pressing Flowers

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 9

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Crafting in Nature

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Finding Fibonacci in the Natural World

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Forgotten Flowers Week 7: Cutleaf Toothwort

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Measure for Measure

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 8

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Creating a Garden for Butterflies

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Forgotten Flowers Week 6: Spring Beauty

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Explore Moths in Moonlit Meadows: Part 3

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 7

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Community Garden (Garden Talk), Videos

Starting a Vegetable Garden

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How to Keep a Field Notebook and Draw Scientific Illustrations

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Forgotten Flowers Week 5: Trout Lily

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See Butterflies Aflutter

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 6

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Community Garden (Garden Talk), Activities, Videos

Container Gardening Online Class

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Explore Moths in Moonlit Meadows: Part 2

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Forgotten Flowers Week 4: Dutchman's Breeches

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Return of the Hummingbirds

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 5

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Vegetable Seed Starting Class

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Discover the Joy of Bird Watching!

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Explore Moths in Moonlit Meadows

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Hosting Quizzes Using Kahoot!

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Journaling in Nature

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Small Patch, Big Diversity!

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 4

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Bird of the Week 3: Northern Cardinal

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After the Sun Goes Down

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Forgotten Flowers Week 3: Bloodroot

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 3

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Virtual Tree ID Walk with Meghan

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Bird of the Week 2: Black Vulture

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Forgotten Flowers Week 2: Virginia Bluebells

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Observing Nature from your Window

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 2

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Bird of the Week: Red-bellied Woodpecker

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Plant Parts Search

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Backyard Bird Bingo

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Forgotten Flowers Week 1: Skunk Cabbage

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Adopt a Tree

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My Trip to Duke Farms Mad Libs

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Color Matching in Nature

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Postcards from the Past: Week 1

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5 to Stay Alive Activity

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Snags, Limbs, and Logs

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Wildlife Watching with Critter Cams

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Observing Eagles from Afar

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Eagle Cam Scavenger Hunt

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What Does a Rare Plant Look Like?

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What is Eagle Banding?

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Get to Know Your Local Wildlife

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Eagle Cam Lesson Plans

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Backyard Scavenger Hunt

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