Welcome to Nature Adventures
Online Library of Learning and Additional Resources!
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(please check here frequently as our database of resources will grow gradually!)

Nature and the Brain-The Benefits of Nature
Five Fabulous Ways to Encourage Kids to Get Outdoors

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Terms Used When Learning About Animals

What is an Ecosystem?

What is the K-T Boundary and Why Is It Important?

Types of Rocks

What Is Uranium?

Western Painted Turtles

What is Amber?

Why Do Leaves Lose Their Color and Fall?

Wild Turkeys


Coniferous or Deciduous?

Common Snapping Turtles


Renewable and Non Renewable Resources

Ducks and Wetlands


How Is Hail Formed? 


If you Care, Leave it There

Leafy Spurge

Life Cycle of Snakes

How is Lightning Formed?

Monarch Butterflies

Mountain Goats-

Give A Hoot About Owls

Plateaus and Valleys

Prairie Dogs: Keystone Species


Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources

Short Horned Lizards

Snake Safety

American Bullfrogs

Antelope Fawns

Bald Eagle Conservation

Behaviors of Bison

Behaviors of Deer and Elk

The Benefits Beavers Provide


Characteristics of Snakes



Learning To Coexist with Snakes

History of the Missouri River

People and Dinosaurs


How Do Fireflies Glow?

How are bats beneficial?



Poison Ivy

Monitoring Our Resources: Conservation


What is a Butte?

The Importance of the Missouri River

American Toads

How Do Rattlesnakes Eat?

Softshell Turtle: Eggs

What is a Pit Viper?

False Map Turtles

What do I do if I encounter a rattlesnake?

Why Do Snakes Have Forked Tongues?

Birds In The Food Chain

Green Herons

Mourning Doves

Why Do Geese Fly In a V Formation?

History of Bear Butte Mountain

The Introduction of Chinese Ring Necked Pheasants

Black Widow Spiders

Poisonous or Venomous? What's the Difference?

Effects of Flooding

Why Are Sunsets Sometimes Colorful?

Why Do we Have Wind?

Golden Eagles

Canada Geese

Black Crowned Night Heron



Emerald Ash Borer: An Unwelcome Visitor

Moose and Wolves

What is a Wagon Train?

Ravens are Interesting!

The Mississippi River

What Are the Badlands?


Coyotes: Friend or Foe?

Mountain Ecosystems

Cud: Why are Some Animals Always Chewing?

How Can Pica Survive?

American Beaver: Keystone Species

How are mountains formed?

Importance of Prairies

Black Billed Magpie

Upland Sandpiper

Black Footed Ferrets


Giant Water Bugs


Americas First and Finest


Do Animals Have Feelings?

The Forest Floor Ecosystem

How Do Trees and Plants Reproduce?

Ocean Life

How Can Parrots Talk?

Saving the Tigers

What is a Lek?




The Importance of The Everglades

What is a Mangrove?

The Coral Reef Ecosystem

Why are Predators Important?

What is a Cenote?

Why do Trees Lose Their Leaves-?

How are Rainbows Formed?

Introduction and Reintroduction-

Did You Know..... ?

Why Are Rivers Important?

Why Do Pigeons Prefer Living in Cities?

Saguaro Cactus

What is a desert?

Preserving Desert Plant Life
Mountain Goats 2

Can Wooly Bear Caterpillars Predict Weather?

What is a Pinniped?
Mountain Lions

Fall Migration: Why Do Birds Form Large Flocks?

Tortoises: The Seldom Feared Reptile

How Can Cactus Plants Survive Outside Desert Ecosystems?
Garter Snakes

The Nature Adventures Science Curriculum meets the guidelines set forth by the
South Dakota Department of Education.
Nature Adventures Online Learning is designed to be used for Grades 3-5, however is beneficial and suitable for all age groups.

The links above will take you to educational resources that we have created to accompany the Nature Adventures series. The video modules were created and offered in association with South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Education and Outreach Program. The articles are written by Jenni Cutts and Terri Lawrenz. We hope that you enjoy learning with us!

"Must we always teach our children with books?  Let them look
at the stars and the mountains above.  Let them look at the waters
and the trees and flowers on Earth.  Then they will begin to think,

and to think is the beginning of a real education."

-  David Polis

Credits: Video Mods created by Terri Lawrenz, Todd Magnuson and Steven Rokusek.
Articles contributed by Jenni Cutts