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Nature Walk
What you need:
Notebook
Pencil
What you do:
1. Before going on your nature walk, list the following categories in your
notebook: birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, invertebrates (insects,
spiders, etc.), plants, and fungi/moss. Leave room to make tally marks in
each category and briefly write what you observe.
2. Write down the time of day, weather conditions, and location of your nature
walk.
3. While on your nature walk, make a tally mark for each type of plant or
animal you see. Write the name of each plant or animal or write a brief
description:
mammals llll
rabbit hopped across trail
squirrel in tree
chipmunk
deer eating in the meadow
4. Be sure to include enough detail about plants or animals that you cannot
name. Later, you can use resources to identify the specific plant or animal.
5. As you take your nature walk, look for ways that man is impacting the
environment. Are people doing things that help this plant or animal survive,
or are we harming
this plant or animal?
What changes can
we make to help
this plant or animal
survive?
6. Take the nature walk
during a different
time of day or season.
Are there any
changes? What do
you think caused the
changes?
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