New Park staff help children net creatures from Woodstock Pond. Credit: Virginia State Parks View larger

Pond Dipping

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Go outside and collect creatures from a pond. After making observations, return the creatures to their home.

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Add a Tech Twist If you have tools such as magnifying glasses, cameras, and the option to use an app, they can enhance the investigation. The activity can be facilitated without tools, however.
Related Links iNaturalist
iSpot
Originating Source The Linnean Society of London
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Linneaus At Home: A Guide to Exploring Nature with Children

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Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping

Go outside and collect creatures from a pond. After making observations, return the creatures to their home.