Please enjoy this collection of free videos and activities for teachers, students and nature lovers of all ages. Experience the many wonders of Georgia’s plants and animals from the comfort of your classroom or home. All videos on this page are aligned with Georgia Standards of Excellence.

Georgia Wildlife

Amazing Adaptations – The Virginia Opossum

Learn about the habitat of the Virginia opossum and how this animal is specially adapted to live there.

Gopher Tortoise Animal Encounter

Get to know the gopher tortoise, Georgia’s state reptile, and find out what makes it such an important animal in the Coastal Plain region of Georgia.

Red Shouldered Hawk Animal Encounter

Explore the unique adaptations of the red shouldered hawk, and learn what makes it a bird of prey.

Eastern Box Turtle Animal Encounter with Samantha

Meet the Eastern box turtle, one of the only land turtles found in Georgia, and learn what to do if you see one crossing the road.

Eastern Kingsnake Animal Encounter with Samantha

What do you think an eastern kingsnake might eat? Take a minute to think about it. Then, push play and find out why “king” is in this animal’s name.

Red Tailed Hawk Animal Encounter with Samantha

Meet the largest hawk in Georgia, and get an
up close look at the tail for which it’s named.


Animals of the
Coastal Plain

Join us as we explore the Coastal Plains of Georgia to learn about the long-leaf pine forest and two animals that call it home.

The Piedmont Region and the Black Rat Snake

Take a closer look with us to learn about the black rat snake that lives in this habitat.

Wetlands and the Barred Owl

Get to know the Barred Owl, a bird of prey that relies on Georgia’s wetland forests and reminds us that it is important to help keep our rivers clean.

The Eastern Screech Owl and the North Georgia Mountains

Come take a look with us as we learn about one animal who lives in this ecoregion, the eastern screech owl.

Nature Journaling

In celebration of Earth Day 2020, we present a 5-part series on creating a nature journal to help you get outside and connect with nature.

You should have everything you need at home: paper or a journal, a pencil or colored pencils, and a favorite sitting spot. Personalize your journal however you’d like in order to make it your own.

Week 1 – Introduction to Nature Journaling

Week 2 – How to create a bark rubbing

Week 3 – Sense of Smell

Week 4 – Sound

Week 5 – The Language of Birds

Plants & Pollinators

The Bees and Trees of Georgia

Learn about the bees and wasps of Georgia and their strong connection with trees. CNC’s gardens cover almost 3 acres of the Center and many of the native plants in these gardens help to support pollinators like bees.

All About Milkweed with CNC

If you’re familiar with butterflies or butterfly gardens, you may have heard of milkweed before. Milkweed is an important plant for pollinators such as butterflies and bees, and it is critical to the survival of the monarch butterfly.

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