Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Webinar: Natural History at Home – Neighborhood Naturalists

Archived Webinar

This Zoom webinar with Museum Educators Gale Robertson and Katie Derloshon aired April 10, 2021, as part of the "Nature in Our Cities" series, celebrating Earth Month, and the "Natural History at Home" series. Watch a recording in the player above.


Museum educators Gale Robertson and Katie Derloshon explore how you and your family can make and record observations, just like scientists and naturalists do! Join us as we take a look at nature in our neighborhoods and introduce different ways to share what we have observed with each other and others in our community. Families will also learn how to take part in City Nature Challenge, an global citizen science event from April 30-May 3, 2021, to help scientists collect valuable data on biodiversity in urban regions around the planet.

Please have the following supplies ready for the program:

  • Pencil
  • A few pieces of blank paper (3-4)
  • Stapler or tape (to bind the paper together)
  • Crayons, markers, or colored pencils (optional)

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Resource Type
Videos and Webcasts
Grade Level
K-2, 3-5
Life Science