OutsideIN is the River Institute’s virtual education programming – whether you need downloadable lessons and activities for your kids or virtual Teams workshops for your students, we’ve got you covered. Check out our learning content below.
Our quarantine crafts were designed with parents and teachers in mind. Each of our science based crafts are made with materials you can find lying around the house – so kids can learn and play at the same time!
Ode to Our Planet – Make an Earth Craft
Celebrate Earth Day week with us! We show you how to
weave your own Earth, and other planet craft ideas.
Bird is the Word – Recycled Bottle Bird Feeder
If you want to bring birds to your yard what better way
than a bird feeder, you can even make one with things
you find lying around your house!
UnbeLEAFable – Leaf Printing Craft
Learn about leaves and do some DIY
printmaking in this video.
Something’s Fishy – Make an Fish Craft
Use the skills you’ve learned this week to recreate your
favourite fish, or make your own!
Creepy Crawlies – Make
an Insect Craft
What makes an insect an insect? Is a spider an insect?
Make this insect craft with us and find out!
Wild About Wildlife –
Make an Insect Hotel
This is a project that’s great for budding
gardeners, it helps bring pollinators and pest
control to your garden. The best part is, that you
can make it from things you find on the ground!
Layers of the Earth Craft
– No Bake Playdoh
Learn about the layers of the earth through this
fun hands on craft!
We have interactive activities for all grade levels on a variety of topics – from flower anatomy to invertebrate ID. It’s as easy as downloading and printing them out!
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Beans Beans the Musical Fruit
Build a Bird
What a Wast
The Geological Timescale
What Comes Next?
Print & Play
Younger students can learn new scientific terms while practicing their writing or completing a word search.