Science in the Wild: 52 Fun Projects and Activities to Explore, Discover, and Learn from Nature

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About the Author
Dr. Erica Colón is a distinguished educator and author known for her influential work in science curriculum and instruction. As a National Board Certified Teacher with extensive experience teaching various science disciplines across grades 6-12, she profoundly understands student engagement. Her commitment to enhancing science education led her to establish Nitty Gritty Science, LLC, in 2012, where she serves as the founder and CEO. Through this venture, Dr. Colón creates and publishes captivating science resources and curriculum materials that have gained widespread recognition and adoption in classrooms worldwide. Beyond her educational contributions, Dr. Colón is active on social media platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook, where she shares insights, science demos, learning strategies, and engaging content under the handle @nittygrittyscience. Living in Texas with her family, she remains dedicated to providing valuable resources and expertise for all who love science. Explore her work and resources at

"Science in the Wild is full of fun ideas for getting kids outside to explore in the laboratory of the natural word. I especially liked the potato pitfall and stardust seeker projects, which allow kids to examine isopods and find micrometeorites."

--Liz Lee Heinecke, The Kitchen Pantry Scientist and bestselling author of Kitchen Science Lab for Kids

"Finally, a book that makes science come alive for young explorers! Science in the Wild by Erica L. Colón, PhD, is an exceptional resource for young scientists and educators alike with 52 engaging activities that transform nature into an exciting classroom. This book brilliantly encourages curiosity and hands-on learning, allowing students to discover the wonders of the natural world right outside their door. I highly recommend this book for its innovative and accessible approach to science education."

--Jonte Lee, 5th grade science teacher and director of a National STEM Honor Society Chapter

"Science in the Wild is a wonderful collection of hands-on nature explorations for kids of all ages to try on their own at home. As a fellow STEM advocate and nature enthusiast, I know there's no better science learning lesson than getting your hands dirty and being fully immersed with the wonders of our natural world. What I love the most about each individual exploratory activity is the deeper level exploration ideas and the "Now this is Wild" real life connections. These drive home each activity and allow kids to get creative and think outside the box about how their activities can make real world impacts. Each lesson is great for parents as well, as it gives them an immediate assessment of the materials needed and level of difficulty so they can determine what best suits their young learners. Excited to see this book available for young learners, and just as excited to share with my young learner as well!"

--Maynard Okereke, award-winning science communicator and founder of The Hip Hop Science Show

"Erica Colón thinks outside the classroom. For teachers who wish to broaden their students' understanding of science and nature, and stimulate their sense of wonder, 'Science in the Wild' offers a bucket of tools, tricks and great surprises." -- Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods" and "The Nature Principle"

--Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods" and "The Nature Principle"