Your students can take a nature walk, just like Desiree did.
Take some time to sit quietly outside—in a park, on the playground, or wherever you might be able to see the animals that live in your neighborhood.
Have students watch for insects in the grass, birds in the trees, squirrels scurrying across their path. Make a list of the animals everyone sees.
If you have open space available, take a walk and (carefully!) watch for places that animals might make their homes, from nests and tree holes to spaces under logs and rocks. Be sure to stay safe and make sure students look—but don’t touch!—as they take their nature walk.
If you want more ideas for nature-based learning, this siteoffers fun activities for students exploring the natural environment.