Nature At Home

This virtual education series brings DHC’s Kids in the Hills program to you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

This program was made possible with support from:

Click on each post below to view each video, a short description, and accompanying resources, if applicable. Or, CLICK HERE to read our recommended viewing order. 

Educators can CLICK HERE to read about how these videos relate to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for grades 3-5. 

Introduction

Dishman Hills Tours

Enchanted Ravine

Join us on a visit to the Enchanted Ravine. Click Here to view the video Click Here to View the Kids Flyer for “Enchanted Ravine”

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Life in Spokane

Even though many of us are staying home and away from other people during COVID-19, George is able to find lots of life in Spokane!

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Science Concepts

Goldback Springs pH

Stan demonstrates how to test the PH of water at Goldback Springs in the Dishman Hills, and discusses factors that can affect the PH measurements

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Habitats

A look at what habitats provide for living things. Click Here to View the Video Click Here to View the Kids Flyer for Habitats

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Pond Chemistry

Stan explains the chemistry of a pond ecosystem – how to test for different chemical elements and why they are important to wildlife. Click Here

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Pond Succession

Join Stan and learn about pond succession – the process by which a pond and its community convert from a wetland community into a land

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The Water Cycle

Learn about the water cycle and the many forms of water in nature with Peggy, Lucie, and Isla! Click Here to View the Video Click

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Trail Erosion

Join Stan and learn about trail erosion and methods used to prevent erosion, as seen in the Dishman Hills. Click Here to View the Video

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Watersheds

Join Peggy, Lucie, and Isla and learn about watersheds! Learn what watersheds are, how they work, and why it’s important to keep pollution out of

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Journal Activities

Sit Spot

Find your “Sit Spot” to get a close look at nature. Click Here to View the Video Click Here to View the Kids Flyer for

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Sound Map

Explore nature by making a sound map. Click Here to View the Video Click Here to View the Kids Flyer for “Sound Map”

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Discovery

Color Search

Grab your crayons or colored pencils and explore the many shades of color in nature. Click Here to view the Video Click Here to view

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LAWS of Life

What non-living factors do all living things need for survival? Click Here to View the Video Click Here to View the Kids Flyer for “LAWS

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Owls and Apples

George discusses owls and birds of prey. Learn why birds of prey are important and why you shouldn’t throw things out of your car window,

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Nature Challenge

Outdoor Safety Tips

Basic Survival

What to consider if you are lost and, more importantly, things to contemplate when planning an outing Click Here to View the Video

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Books & Stories