This is a ReBlog from the BirdSleuth site
Here are a few ideas on how to incorporate nature walks into the school day:
- Take your students outside for brief walks as a midday break (and try doing some bird watching and identification along the way!)
- From physics, to literature, to life science… use the environment within walking distance of your school to demonstrate concepts you’re covering in your curriculum
- When the weather permits, find an outdoor spot in your schoolyard and hold class outside
In 2006, a group of educators, community leaders, and writers founded the Children and Nature Network with the goal of fostering vital connections between children and nature. The network’s website is full of resources, tips, and research on the subject of making nature a part of our children’s worlds. You can also use BirdSleuth resources to guide you as you connect your kids to nature through outdoor learning. Our Most Wanted Birdscurriculum emphasizes learning scientific concepts through outdoor, inquiry-based experiences. If you’re not looking for a full curriculum, consider our bird bingo and scavenger hunt cards. These fun and inexpensive resources are sure to get your students excited to spend time outdoors, and can be used again and again for years to come.