Series: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore At Home Activities

Want to learn about the park from the comfort of your own home? Stuck inside and need something to do? Grab one of these activities and take your brain on a visit to the Apostle Islands. Keep checking back as we add more activities every week!

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    Chapter 1: Animal Word Search

    A black bear stands to scratch its back against a tree.

    Search your way through the jumble of letters and find some of the animals who call the Apostle Islands home (even if just a summer home). Imagine you're searching for these animals on the islands...how might you feel if you found one? Read more

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    Chapter 2: Signs of Spring Word Scramble

    A close up of a small snowshoe hare with mottled brown & white fur.

    Unscramble these words that are signs of spring around the Apostle Islands. Think about using all your senses and imagine traveling through the woods, wetland, and waters that surround us. What things might you see, hear, touch smell or observe? Read more

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    Chapter 3: "Safer at Home" Scavenger Hunt Bingo

    A patch of small blue flowers.

    While we can't all visit the Apostle Islands right now, that doesn't mean you should miss out on the nature and special places right around you. Go on a scavenger hunt! Look out your window or go out into your yard and explore the world near you. Read more

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    Chapter 4: Superior Ad Lib

    A view of the cliff with caves carved at the water.

    We want your help to finish writing a story about hiking along the Mainland Trail. Just like a hike, this won't be easy. Read more

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    Chapter 5: Lighthouse Word Search

    A white house with a lighthouse tower stands with a taller metal lighthouse tower behind it.

    Try your skill at finding all the "lighthouse" words in this lighthouse. Imagine that you are a lighthouse keeper charged with maintaining these lifesaving navigational aids to ships coming into La Pointe and Chequamegon Bay. All you do is flip a switch and you have light, right? Wrong! The light needs you! Read more

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    Chapter 6: Animal Word Scramble

    A small grey and white bird with a black collar, stands on the beach.

    We are presenting you with the scrambled letters of animal names. As it turns out, animals in the area know the letters in their names but not the correct order of those letters. Ranger Steve wrote them down as he was told by those animals, but needs some help to get the spelling right. Read more

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    Chapter 7: Invasive Species Matching Activity

    Three long, narrow sea lamprey, two are showing their round sucking mouth full of teeth.

    Your mission today, should you choose to accept, is to match the image of an invasive species with its name and description. What is an invasive species you ask? It is any non-native plant, insect, animal or pathogen, which is introduced into an area and damages the environment, human economy, or human health in that area. Read more

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    Chapter 8: Water Quality Word Scramble

    Looking through tree branches at a huge, blue lake as far as the eye can see.

    Have you ever thought about owning something monumental? Imagine, if you will, that Lake Superior belongs to you. It is yours! As the owner of this freshwater gem, what are your responsibilities? Do you think about its future? Perhaps you see yourself as steward, caretaker, and protector of this natural wonder? Unscramble these words to help increase your understanding and awareness of factors that affect our water and our lives. Read more

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    Chapter 9: A Kayaking Ad Lib

    A kayak is seen on the water in front of a sandstone cliff with a cave carved into it.

    This week, you can help us finish a story about getting ready to go kayaking on the Big Lake. That’s right! You, a kayak, and Gichigami. You need to plan if you going to achieve great things safely. Read more

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    Chapter 10: Animal Track Matching

    Bear tracks visible in the sand beach.

    Your assignment today, we mean your super-fun, mind-blowing activity, is to match animal tracks with the proper English or Ojibwe name and its definition. Read more