Fresh Air Moments

The Highlands Center For Natural History is committed to staying connected with you and the natural world. Everyday for as long as our public programs are postponed or cancelled, our education staff will be sharing place-based nature and science-related posts. These posts are intended to be interactive, shared, and to be a resource for all people. These “Fresh Air Moments” are our way of encouraging everyone to take a moment outside everyday – on your porch, in your backyard, walking on the sidewalk, or on local trails like here at the Highlands Center.

Fresh Air Moments: Skulls

Fresh Air Moments: Skulls

Scientists study animal skulls to learn "how animals are related, what they eat, how they avoid being eaten, how they're responding to ecological change, and where our own species fits into the evolutionary picture". Learn how to identify a couple of these features on...

Fresh Air Moments: World of a Critter

Fresh Air Moments: World of a Critter

  For today’s Fresh Air Moment we recommend an imaginative minute of mindfulness. Take a short hike, find a small place to sit and stare at the landscape, or look out your window. Observe any animals, geological features, habitats, shelter, water and food sources...

Fresh Air Moments: First Day of Spring Visitors

Fresh Air Moments: First Day of Spring Visitors

  With some snow and mud present, now is a great time to see what has been visiting just outside your home or along one of your favorite trails. Just look for tracks! Tracks are the footprints animals leave behind and they are best seen in mud, sand and snow. You can...

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