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Get Outside

OC Public Libraries Databases

Access these tools with your library card number and PIN

Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource (the link is under Science --> Reference eBooks --> Endangered Species)

This resource covers the animal kingdom -- most appropriate for 5th and 6th graders

Kids InfoBits

The sections on animals, plants, geography and science & math all contain information which would complement outdoor activities

Websites

OC Parks Events & Programs

A listing of events taking place in Orange County regional, wilderness and other parks, many of which are for kids or for all ages

Be Out There (National Wildlife Federation)

A site dedicated to encouraging families to raise children with a life-long love of nature -- includes activity and outdoor play ideas, among many other subjects

Let's Go Outside (U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

Distinct sections for kids, families, youth group leaders and educators include information about animals, conservation, outdoor activity ideas and online games

Get Outdoors! OC

Site is dedicated to outdoor activities for kids in Orange County -- it is a collaboration among Inside the Outdoors (OCDE), OC Parks, Sage Hill School and REI stores -- contains a calendar of educational outdoor activities for kids organized by several organizations