Explore fun educational activities for youth that you can try with students and learners at Riverside's Knowledge Path, in your community, or at home!
Looking for more activities? Browse some of the other age groups and modify activities to best fit the educational level of your learners.
Web of Life
Become a member of an ecological community and find out how you fit into the web of life in this role-playing educational activity.
Arts & Science
Combine the arts and sciences in this creative activity to learn more about different species of trees.
Environment & Sustainability
Aim for a litterless lunch and reduce the waste produced by your school in a friendly competition!
Adopt A Tree
Dive into the world of dendrology! Observe a tree in your community and document how it changes over time
Playing with Shadows: Make a sundail
Follow your shadow! Find out how the position of shadows is connected to the sun and time in this scientific experiment.
Put your thinking cap on and head outside to solve the mysteries of nature.Use your nature detective skills to find out who has been visiting Riverside's Knowledge Path.
Science & Sustainability
Gather inspiration from the environment and become a nature inventor! Design and build your invention with sustainability and environmental stewardship in mind.
Captivating Compass Work
Science & Math
Learn how to use a compass so you can navigate your way through Riverside's Knowledge Path!
Earth Moss Ball
Create your own living earth using mosses and other natural objects.
This activity has a PowerPoint and educational video to accompany it.
How long is Riverside's Knowledge Path? Head outside and put these measuring techniques to practice!
Flexing your mental health muscle
Use poetry and your love for nature to guide you through a lesson that focuses on mental health and self-reflection.
Chalk Clock Competition
Are you sharp enough to show the precise time? Demonstrate your spatial awareness to drive a life size clock!
Explore the sounds of nature and map them out to learn more about your surroundings.
Lichen of Riverside's Knowledge Path
Let's learn about lichen! In this activity, learn how to identify and classify lichen found at the Knowledge Path based on their physical characteristics.
This activity has a PowerPoint, resource sheet for educators, and student worksheet to accompany it.