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 are updating this portal with new content daily. If there is something that you'd like to see, contact us at info@dukefarms.org. Have fun and be well!

Lesson Plans, Activities

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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Sustainability September: Geothermal Energy

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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 9: Vervain

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Postcards from the Past Series: 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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Monarch & Meadow Month: What Makes a Meadow?

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 19

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Videos

Virtual Firefly Fest: 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 Series: 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 Fest: 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 Series: 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 Series: 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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Lesson Plans

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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Activities, Videos

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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Videos

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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Forgotten Flowers Week 1: Skunk Cabbage

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Backyard Bird Bingo

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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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Snags, Limbs and Logs Activity

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5 to Stay Alive Activity

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Postcards from the Past Series: Week 1

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Videos

Wildlife Watching with Critter Cams

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Eagle Cam Scavenger Hunt

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Observing Eagles from Afar

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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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Bee-Friendly Flowers Week 12: Aster

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