Virtual Classroom

Need new ideas for your classroom?

Central Platte NRD provides FREE natural resources materials for classroom activities on any natural resource: trees, water quality, water quantity, water cycle, soil health, flood control, native prairie, wildlife, pollinators, prescribed fire, etc.

And...our staff are available to present the activities for you. Just let us know what you need!

Contact Central Platte NRD at: (308) 385-6282 or email Marcia Lee: lee@cpnrd.org or Brody Vorderstrasse: brody@cpnrd.org


Virtual Classroom Resources

Need new ideas for your classroom? Check out the links and resources below for students & teachers below on water, soil, plants, trees, wildlife & habitat.

NRD Education Videos – Lower South Platte NRD
Nature Tours – Twin Platte NRD

NEW! 5-Minute Activity:  Click anywhere in the U.S. and follow where a water drop travels to the ocean.
This new tool was designed for water science communication based on USGS data. USGS River Runner:
HTTPS://RIVER-RUNNER.SAMLEARNER.COM/

Water
Soil
Plants
Trees
Wildlife
  • Aquatic WILD aquatic wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12.
  • Environmental Education for Kids (EEK!)– Sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Fun and games about water, trees, wildlife, environment.
  • Flying WILD fowl wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students
  • Growing up WILD early childhood ed curriculum that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them.
  • National Geographic Kids – Engaging with Nature
  • Project WILD – wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12, hands-on education program. Available in both English and Spanish.
  • Science for Kids – Air, Water & Aquatic Environments Science Program with the US Forest Service Research and Development
Habitat
  • Carly’s Kids Corner connecting kids with nature. From the Arbor Day Foundation.
  • Environmental Education for Kids (EEK!)– Sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Fun and games about water, trees, wildlife, environment.
  • Just for Kids Learn more about wildflowers on our National Forests and Grasslands, and about pollinators, gardening, invasive plant species, and ethnobotany. Enjoy our puzzles, coloring pages, and fun activities!
  • National Geographic Kids – Learning about Nature
  • Nature Explore – help nature become an integral, joyful part of children’s daily learning.
  • Platte Watershed in Motion – Learn about the Platte Watershed
  • Science for Kids – Air, Water & Aquatic Environments Science Program with the US Forest Service Research and Development