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Get out there with Care

Going for a Hike


Welcome to our World of Wonders Series! This page is perfect for learning how to become a safe, well-prepared hiker on your next outdoor adventure. Get ready to practice your skills of observation, questioning, and making connections. Start with our welcome video – join us and sing along.


Begin your exploration & take the Hidden Villa Challenges!


Welcome to Hidden Villa. Are you ready for our three challenges?

1. Take Care.

2. Try Something New.



Trying new things is very important for exploring the world around you! Lets first learn a few important scientific tools so we can make observations, ask questions, and make connections on our journey.



I Notice, I Wonder…

Lets practice using our prompts!

1. First make observations using, “I notice…”

2. Now lets ask some questions about an object using, “I wonder…”

3. Finally lets pull everything together and make some connections using, “it reminds me of…”

These are the essential tools of a scientist!

Explore Click here for more our Student Guide that includes questions, resources and activities about this topic!



Now it is time to dive into our theme:


“Get out there with Care”

Going for a Hike


Teacher guides for each video are located at the bottom of this page.




Banana Slug Island

Banana Slugs are one of our most important decomposers, one of the many organisms which recycle the nutrients of both forests and farms. One location at Hidden Villa where you can usually find them is a place we call Banana Slug Island, which is really just a rock outcrop that divides a small stream.

Explore Click here for more questions, resources and activities about this topic!



Leave No Trace

What are the main principles of Leave No Trace that Natalie talked about in the video?


Stay tuned for student resources related to this video.


A Phenomenal Hike

A Phenomenon is a remarkable person, thing, or event. What are a few phenomenons Nicole and Nicolette discovered on their hike? Did you spot any other phenomenon you would like to explore more?


Stay tuned for student resources related to this video. 


What is next?


Have you investigated the questions and activities within your student guides?


What questions do you have for our Environmental Educator, during your LIVE session?


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Schools and Groups: Learn with us!

Individuals and Families: Learn with us!



Teacher’s Corner


Dear Teachers and Parents/Guardians using these resources,

We have made students guides for many of our W.O.W. Video series. Each student guide contains a section called:

  • “Know it all” meant as a comprehension corner with questions that have varying levels of difficulty related to the video.
  • “Digging Deeper” that will include links and resources to learn more about the topic(s) addressed in the video.
  • ”Try it” through a variety of activities meant to encourage learning away from the computer. These may be observation activities, crafts, games, writing prompts, or other creative activities supporting NGSS and video topics.

In creating these guides our intention was to allow a scope of options for educators to choose from that will best support their learners’ needs. Stay tuned for the roll out of our Student Worksheets. 


I Notice…


Banana Slug Island


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