Urban Outdoors

You can use science to understand the world around you.

Noticing the World Around You Using Science

People use science to understand the world around them. Imagine what you might discover when you start looking at your town like a scientist. 


How might you be able to explore science ideas right where you live?

Explore the Urban Outdoors

Blandings turtle coming out of the marsh water

Nahant Marsh

Nahant Marsh is a unique ecosystem that home to many plants and animals.
Forest trees fill a hilly landscape

Stone State Park

Nestled in the Loess Hills of western Iowa, Stone State Park's ecosystem is unique.
Tall forest trees with a ground covered in leaves, grasses, animal habitats and wetlands

Hartman Reserve

Discover three different ecosystems at Hartman Reserve.

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