Maybe All We Need

by Ser Anderson, Visiting Naturalist in the Schools Field Trip Instructor 10.8.2018 Kelly Island Cottonwood leaves crunch beneath my boots as I walk between the students I have spread out at stations along this short section of trail.  One of them is reading about...

Avian Adaptations

By Rosie Costain, VNS Volunteer March’s Visiting Naturalist in the Schools lesson was all about feathers. Fourth and fifth graders learned how to identify feathers based on their shape and determined each feather’s function, whether it was the warmth of downy feathers...

Connecting Kids with Nature…and Connecting with Kids

by Rosie Costain, MNHC Volunteer The first time I volunteered with the Visiting Naturalist in the Schools (VNS) program, I found myself dumbfounded by the information a group of 4th graders knew off the top of their heads. January was about identifying skulls. When...

Field Notes from Visiting Naturalist Field Trips

by Drew Lefebvre It’s early June in the northern Rockies. The days are long, the trees are in full leaf, and here at MNHC we have just finished up our spring field trip season. Over the past six weeks, our Visiting Naturalist in the Schools program has guided 67...