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Apps for Outdoor Learning

Updated:  July 17, 2018


We love 'em.  We hate 'em.  But they are here to stay.

Luckily, you can choose to use your phones for good instead of evil!  And to help you, we've put together a list of apps to augment your outdoor learning.  Now there are a gazillion learning apps for kids and we are super huge fans of some great ones.

But we aren't talking about those.  We are talking about using phones and tech to get kids off the couch and learning out in the REAL WORLD!  *Gasp and awe*

We would love to hear your suggestions and reviews as well so if you have any thought on that you can add them in the comments or over in the forums.

So let's quit lolly gagging around here and get to the list!

The Favorites

iNaturalist (Apple, Android) inaturalist app

Life Science

Take a photo  of any live object outside: animals, bugs, plants, moss, etc.  Upload and identify it.  Don't know what it is?  Someone from the community can help you identify it.

Explore what people are seeing near you by looking at local maps.

Rated: ages 4+

Price: FREE

What we think:  This is a FAVORITE!!  Easy for the whole family.  To see our whole review, head here

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