Great Outdoors

Explore the world outside your door and the incredible parks and waters that belong to us all.

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Events

curious crew elephant toothpaste roadshow

Elephant Toothpaste with Curious Crew

Virtual Event in partnership with WKAR on June 22 at 10am

Detroit Zoo Penguins event with Michigan Learning Channel

Behind the Scenes with the Penguins from the Detroit Zoo

Online Event on June 24 at 10am

This Week's Lessons

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  • Great Outdoors
    Lesson 406

    Great Outdoors

    ArtEnglishHealth & FitnessMath4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

    Explore the world outside your door with host Chase.Special thanks to our content partners featured in this episode: Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Age…

  • Rain Shadow – Death Valley and Sequoia

    Rain Shadow – Death Valley and Sequoia

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Death Valley is on the driest places in North America - but only about a 100 miles from a forest of Giant Sequoia trees. How can these two completely different…

  • Tall Things Considered – Sequoia National Park

    Tall Things Considered – Sequoia National Park

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Ranger Michael Raymonds explains why giant sequoias get so giant and how they've adapted to the Sierra Mountains.

  • Desert Adaptations: Saguaro National Park

    Desert Adaptations: Saguaro National Park

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Saguaro National Park receives about 10 inches of rain a year, but has some of the highest biodiversity in North American. Learn how plants and animals are ada…

  • Meet a Scientist – Cam Juarez

    Meet a Scientist – Cam Juarez

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Ranger Cam Juarez shares how environmental justice can hit close to home and the work he does to educate the public and engage his community.

  • Succulents at Home

    Succulents at Home

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Jeremy Jones and Jamil Cary explain how succulents are adapted to dry environments and gives some hot tips on how to grow them at home.

  • Grand Canyon – Laws of Stratigraphy

    Grand Canyon – Laws of Stratigraphy

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Chris and Gabe Santos explain how you can learn about the Earth's history by learning how to read the rock layers.

  • Relative Dating Game

    Relative Dating Game

    Science5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th - 12th Grade

    Host Michelle Barboza Ramirez asks Chris the tough questions on the relative age of rock layers.