Kids & Education

Outdoor Classrooms | Lesson Plans | Book Lists | Games and Activities | Prairie Resources
Welcome to the "Kids and Education" portion of the LRTF web site. We've provided resources for kids and educators, and hope you'll enjoy the learning atmosphere!

Kid in Grass Outdoor Classrooms
Make sure your school's outdoor classroom is a success by avoiding some common pitfalls. Practical advice for plant selection and site management is provided here.

Lesson Plans
"Disappearing Drips," "Litter Did You Know," "To Mow or Not to Mow" Thirty complete lesson plans are available right here!  Use our database to select plans by grade level.

Book Lists
Students of all ages have a wide assortment of natural history books, field guides, and storybooks to enhance their knowledge of Iowa's native plants and landscapes.  We've listed some of the best.

Games and Activities
Kids of all ages can have fun learning about prairie plants with our coloring pages, dot-to-dots, and word search.

Prairie Curriculum and Education Resources
Many resources are available to learn about making prairie a fun and important part of your classroom curriculum.  Some of these resources can reached through our Links page.

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