Welcome to ESLT’s At-Home Haven, where you’ll find inspiration for backyard adventures with the whole family. Scroll down to explore tools for gardening and birdwatching, along with scavenger hunts, games, and activities for little ones.

We hope these resources help you and your family find peace and joy in nearby nature. Reach out to us at or on Facebook and Instagram to let us know if you enjoyed them!

Recorded Virtual Events

At our online 12th annual Lands & Legacy Celebration, we hosted exciting virtual events with special guests. We’ve now made the recordings available for you to watch anytime you like!

Special feature: A Nature Journal Workshop with Artist, Author, and Educator Jack Muir Laws

Gardening Tools

Before you break out your gloves and trowel, make sure to learn all about planning and growing your best pollinator-friendly garden with our Virtual Victory Garden Workshop series!

You can begin with the first video below, then visit our YouTube channel to explore the entire series.

Are you interested in joining our Eastside Pollinator Garden Project? This year, we’ll help you set up your garden remotely! Learn more about the program and find plant lists and gardening tips at this link.

Or, explore these resources:

Birdwatching Resources

Explore these fun learning tools and activities from Audubon Society, AllAboutBirds.com, and The Cornell Lab:

Activities and Games

Try our Eastern Sierra Bird Call Bingo or ESLT Scavenger Hunts by yourself or with your little ones!

Recommended Nature Books for Children

We believe it is important to share these literary explorations with young ones, too! We have put together a list of children’s books for you and the kids in your life to enjoy together either warming by a fire or under the sunshine. This list has some of favorite nature-related books that we enjoy even as adults! Water, trees, diverse ecosystems, seasonal changes, animal perspectives, and ways to observe are all great topics included in these books.

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Nature Activities for Wellbeing

Explore activities for little ones like nature journaling and “magic sit spots,” and read about the countless health benefits of spending time in nearby nature.