Nature: It’s more than just a faraway beach or mountain. It’s a fantastic factory that makes the building blocks of all our lives—food, drinking water, the stuff we own and the air we breathe. It makes amazing memories, and even protects us from floods and storms!
That’s why The Nature Conservancy and its 550 scientists have created a new initiative — Nature Works Everywhere — to help students learn the science behind how nature works for us…and how we can help keep nature running strong.
Nature Works Everywhere gives teachers, students and families everything they need to start exploring and understanding nature’s fantastic factory — videos, interactive games, and interactive lesson plans that align to standards.
Hosted by Nature Conservancy scientists, Nature Works Everywhere takes your class around the world to visit nature at its productive best — from coral reefs to bee gardens, from Maine’s snowy forests to Africa’s grasslands. We’ll be adding more lessons each year from around the globe on science and social studies topics that teachers can use as is or customize for their own classroom needs.
The Nature Conservancy
The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. We address the most pressing conservation threats at the largest scale. Thanks to the support of our more than 1 million members, we’ve built a tremendous record of success since our founding in 1951:
The Morgridge Family Foundation
Nature Works Everywhere is made possible by a grant from the Morgridge Family Foundation. The Morgridge Family Foundation is a private family foundation with a mission to invest in the transformation of education for both students and teachers.
For more information about the foundation, visit https://online.foundationsource.com/public/home/morgridge.
Nature Works Everywhere website is a winner of ComputED’s 2012 EDDIE Awards for best Science in Nature Website. The Awards target innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, providing parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.