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Reddy Red-tail Explorers

Are you ready for Reddy? As an Explorer, you can use the our play ideas, nature learning tools, coloring pages and more to discover the woods and your backyard.

Wildlife Warriors

Wildlife Warriors is a year-long nature club for kids. Monthly topics include, climate change, native wildlife, survival in the outdoors, nature photography, water resources, and forest ecology. We talk about environmental issues with hands-on conservation work in the community.

Indiana Master Naturalists

Master Naturalist is a state-level certification for adult learners that will deepen your knowledge of and connection with nature. Hands-on field work with natural resource specialists will familiarize you with nature in a new way!

Red-tail Nature Journal

Bee’s-eye View of Dandelions

Bee’s-eye View of Dandelions

Dandelions are easily one of the most helpful plants to many pollinators. In early spring, the flowers can go from seed to bloom in days. Fortunately for over 100 species of insects, including the humble bumblebee, that timeline aligns with the end of overwintering and hibernation. ...

A Young Climber’s Bird’s-eye View

A Young Climber’s Bird’s-eye View

Meet Helen, a high-spirited and imaginative 11-year old who loves being outdoors. As a Wildlife Warrior, energetic younger sister, and climber of anything with handholds, Helen thrives in the freedom of open spaces...

Protect Soil from Erosion to Protect Life

Protect Soil from Erosion to Protect Life

Topsoil is the upper layer of soil that supports plant life. Plants, especially grass and other ground cover, form an extensive mat of underground roots that hold soil in place. ....

Return of the Barn Swallows

Return of the Barn Swallows

May is one of my favorite months of the year. Every walk outside is an adventure with something new to discover. One returning visitor excites me more than any other I see- barn swallows...

50 years of Earth Days: Legacy and Lessons of “going green”

50 years of Earth Days: Legacy and Lessons of “going green”

April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, an environmental movement that has mobilized 1 billion people across the world. How has it become one of the largest events of all time? By working together towards a single goal: transformative change for people and the planet...

Think Outside the House: A guide to your nature fix

Think Outside the House: A guide to your nature fix

Over the last few weeks, bluebird songs have pierced the cool morning air. Squirrels chatter across the canopy and industrious woodpeckers drum inharmoniously. With many schools, offices, and public spaces closed, these signs of spring remind us that the outdoors...

The Magic Number of Nature Immersion

The Magic Number of Nature Immersion

Most of us have felt the mental fatigue that comes with constant demand for our attention. With the advent of ecopsychology, a field which explores the expanding...