Plant Talk

Herbarium Activities for Kids

Posted in Inside our Collections on April 23, 2020, by Matt Newman

Photo of an herbarium specimen alphabet

What can you see? The Steere Herbarium’s 7.8 million specimens contain a world of patterns and shapes for kids to explore at home.

We’ve put together activities that you can download to let everyone explore the Herbarium’s collections, helping kids not only understand these preserved plants as important pieces of a larger puzzle—helping people all over the world study plants, the places they live, and the other species that depend on them—but as works of art. Discover a range of activities for kids as young as two that may inspire you and your family to safely explore the outdoor environment to see what is living and growing nearby.

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