Explore the Outdoors with Ms. Amy

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Museum Educator, Amy Thornton, and her daughter are your tour guides for this virtual outdoor program.

May 30: Changing The Way We See The Natural World
After walking the same path again and again, you might think you have seen all there is to see. Think again! Explore your yard from different perspectives and use new tools. Pick up some tips on how your family can explore nature in different ways. If you missed this weekend’s videos, click here to see part one and click here to see part two.

June 6: Nature Scavenger Hunts
Grab a camera and find local flora and fauna in your backyard or in your neighborhood. Document what you find in this Museum Scavenger Hunt for native plants and animals. Click here to download our neighborhood BINGO card to assist in your outdoor fun! If you missed the video, click here to view it.

June 13: Be a Citizen Scientist
Discover how to be a scientist in your own backyard. See how one family documents the plants and animals on their daily walks with iNaturalist. If you missed the video, click here to view it.

June 20: Let’s Go Hiking
Tired of the same-old walk around the neighborhood? State parks have reopened their trails and we explore Carolina Beach State Park this week. Grab a water bottle, a hat and some insect repellent and take a hike with your family to experience the natural world.

Local parks have reopened trails too. Click here to check out some of our great New Hanover County parks. If you missed the video, click here to view it.

June 27: Our Native Ecosystem
Explore the treasure that is the New Hanover County Arboretum. What native plants do they feature in their gardens? Can you find them in your yard? What non-native species or invasive species might you find in your neighborhood? If you missed the video, click here to view it.

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