Have you ever wondered what is going on under the snow?  Why leaves change colors?  How migratory birds find their way?  Find the answers and check out these ideas on how to explore, discuss, or celebrate based on our four seasons!

seasons of the year represented by buttercup, ladybug, pinecone, and snowflake
close-up of bottom of pine cone

Fall begins with the autumnal equinox, usually around September 22 or 23. The equinox is the time of the year when we have equal length of night and day.

close-up photo of buttercup flower

Say good-bye to cold temperatures and short days, spring is here!!  Mud puddles, blossoms, songbirds are just a few things that call us outdoors during this season. Start here for some cool ideas to celebrate spring!

photo of a spotted lady beetle on a green leaf

While many of us consider it summer once school is released, this season technically begins with the summer solstice—the longest day of the year—on June 21 and continues until the fall equinox in September.

macro-photograph of a snowflake

The shortest day of the year, or the winter solstice, marks the beginning of this season usually occurs around December 21. Bundle up because winter is a fantastic time to track animals and explore the outdoors!

photo of maple sap dripping from a spile in a sugar maple tree
Maple sap flows, hibernating mammals wake up, migratory birds return, amphibians stir, and woodland wildflowers take advantage of the warming sun.
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Groundhog Emerging from Snowy Den
What happens to animals when the days get shorter and the snow starts to fly?
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Lightning  in the Clouds
Spring is a great time to get outside and see some of the art and beauty of nature.
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