Discover, experience, and connect to Nevada's diverse outdoor places AT HOME with our free educational resources. To ease the challenges that come with current school closures, Get Outdoors Nevada is here to support Nevadan families through hands-on activities to explore nature and culture.
Formal Education Resources
Birds and Their Nests
Learn the purpose of bird nests and build your own! Level PreK-1
Ideas From Nature
Design an invention by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. Level 1-3
Pollinator Puppet Show
Learn what pollinators do and why it’s important. Level K-5
Mojave Scavenger Hunt
Learn how desert plants have developed adaptation to survive harsh conditions like drought in this fun scavenger hunt and lesson. Level 3-5.
What Makes a Bird a Bird
Learn what makes birds so special by looking closely at their physical characteristics and mimicking their behavior through a fun game of Simon Says! Level 3-5.
Informal Education Resources
Learn how to be prepared while having fun camping – whether you are at home or away!
Learn how to make pancakes from the pods of the Honey Mesquite Tree, a desert plant utilized by Southern Paiutes for centuries!
Exploring Your Senses!
Discover your senses through the lens of our native animal neighbors. Explore how animals like coyotes, rattlesnakes, and desert bighorn sheep use each of their senses to survive our Mojave Desert landscape. Watch each video in our YouTube playlist, and put your senses to the test by participating in our family scavenger hunts and games.
Pressed Flower Art
Learn what Mojave desert wildflowers look like and when they bloom. Create a piece of artwork from pressed flowers.
Colorado River Series
Join us in our Colorado River Series where we explore the Colorado River! Learn how we use this precious resource in our dry, arid Mojave Desert home. Discover how we use, conserve, and affect the Colorado River by participating in our family-friendly games and activities.
Learn about the cultural significance behind rock writing, how to create your own, and where to go find some real petroglyphs!
Any grade level.
The Desert Tortoise
Learn about desert tortoises and Mojave Max – the fun, passionate mascot of the Mojave Desert ecosystem! Learn about desert tortoise anatomy, lifestyle, and all of the different ways you can respect, protect, and enjoy our desert.
Outdoor Recreation Resources
Learn what you need to ride safely and where you can find your new favorite trail!
Local Trails Guide
Explore over 1,000 miles of trails in your backyard! Safely enjoy the local trails with these useful resources.
Parks of Southern Nevada
Learn about the resources Southern Nevada’s public lands have to offer! From parks, trails, and outdoor recreation, Nevada is home to it all. Create your own park logo, plan out your next outdoor adventure, and design your own one of a kind park in our Parks of Southern Nevada module!