Welcome to this month's Virtual Little Wonders. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Mount St. Helens eruption, we're investigating volcanoes in all their explosive glory! Join us here to make crafts, do experiments, and learn how animals help restore habitats after major eruptions.

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Welcome to Little Wonders
 

VIDEO

WELCOME 
In this short video, museum educator Adam teaches us about volcanoes, the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, and the fun crafts and activities we're featuring this month. 

 

Gopher to the Rescue book
VIDEO

IT'S STORYTIME!
Join Adam as he reads Gopher to the Rescue! A Volcano Recovery Story, by Terry Catasus Jennings and Laurie O'Keefe.

Special thanks to Arbordale Publishing 

Volcano experiment
ACTIVITY

HOMEMADE VOLCANO EXPERIMENT
Have a blast! Create your very own erupting volcano using our easy-to-follow guide.

 

Seed Experiment
ACTIVITY

SEED GROWING EXPERIMENT
Gophers helped plants come back to Mount St. Helens after the 1980 eruption. You can help plants grow, too! Try out this easy seed experiment using our handy guide

 

Volcano art

CRAFT

VOLCANO ART
Get out your art supplies and create your own volcano craft!

 

Check out our Explore from Home page for more family crafts and activities!