It's thunderstorming, raining, foggy, or freezing outside. What are you going to do? Why not try some of these fun EEK! activities. They'll help brighten up your day and get you ready to go outside and explore nature when the weather turns around.

Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts
Get your creative juices flowing with these craft projects, many of which can be made with…
Child doing science experiment
Are you inquisitive? Do you like to ask ‘why’? These experiments may help you find answers to your…
Story Time
Reading is a great way to learn more about the world around us! There are so many books to explore…
Turning the page of a book
Check out these great books all about winter!
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Beetle on a Leaf
Be on the lookout for invasive emerald ash borers. They were recently discovered in Wisconsin.
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A peek under the surface of water
Get up close and personal with underwater plants and critters.
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Vegetation growing in compost dirt
Get started composting with worms!
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Black bat hanging upside down
Bats, owls, and mice, oh my!
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Red Cabbage plant close up
You can make natural dyes out of plants in your yard and your refrigerator.
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Hands out catching water
Did you ever wonder where all of the water you use comes from?
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Bunch of gourds
Build a different kind of birdhouse!
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Eagle soaring in the sky
Easy-to-make mobile to hang in your room.
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Women checking ingredients on the back of a milk jug.
Instructions for creating a recycled milk jug luminary!
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A tree standing alone in a prairie
Nature has been a source of inspiration for artists throughout history.
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Folding an origami frog
Step-by-step instructions on how to create this fun toy.
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Pile of fallen leaves
Learn how to print leaf shapes on a shirt or other fabrics.
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Icy trees light up by the sunlight
Light up winter nights with this beautiful ice luminary.
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Pine cone wreath hanging on a door
How to create a fun and festive pine cone wreath!
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Milkweed in the forest
Cool craft using the versatile plant Milkweed.
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A Robin perched on a snowy tree
This wreath looks excellent, and provides birds with a snack!
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Pile of old magazines
Great way to use old magazines on a rainy day.
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Sample of paper made at home
How to reuse your old newspaper, office and wrapping paper!
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Maple syrup and cookies
Simple recipes for sweet treats using maple syrup.
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Collection of mushrooms
Great art project using mushrooms you can find or buy.
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Mushrooms growing on a log
Fun coloring pages of nature's own clean-up crew!
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Young girl holding pine cones
Simple ways to feed your neighborhood birds!
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Feild of sunflowers
An alternative to pressing flowers for keepsake.
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A bird resting
Read our ideas for reusing materials to create birdhouses and feeders.
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Person filling a glass of water from the tap
Read this poem about water by Verne N. Rockcastle.
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Restoration in the Barrens book cover
Restoration in the Barrens is a story about a young teen’s struggle to rebuild his life while helping to rebuild a local prairie.
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Winter hat
Learn why certain things keep us warmer in cold weather.
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Kid making art
Look at the cool art that students sent in!
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Pinecone on forest floor among twigs
Creative ideas to make art from nature!
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