Outdoor Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt

Happy Sunday blog world! I am alive! Did you all think I fell off the face of the Earth for a hot second? Life has been very busy lately, and I have been working on some HUGE things for you all. Some of which I can’t wait to share with you very soon!

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know that we were preparing for a huge snowstorm this past week. But, lucky for me, my Bauble Bar order arrived just in time, so at least I could be snowed in in-style! ;)

Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini

And yes, I’m getting married in 5 months! Between facing the treacherous outdoor elements every other day this winter, and wedding planning, it feels good to get back to blogging!

Today was the first day we have had blue skies and sunshine in such a long time, and it got me thinking. With the number of snow days our kids have had this winter, we need to get them outside. Despite the fact that we all have test prep going on, and many of us are in that final crunch, it’s still so important to take a moment with your students to give them some outdoor, real-world experiences.

So, in an effort to get kids outside, I found this phenomenal outdoor Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt by E is for Explore!
Outdoor Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini
Us midwest folks may need to wait a few days for this, but I’m hoping that, by the end of the week, we’ll be good! Just give your kids some clipboards or textbooks to write on, grab a pencil, and have them hunt for abiotic and biotic factors either somewhere on school grounds (think nature walk) or even in their own backyards! Even if you feel like you can’t carve out time from your current schedule, try asking your students if they would like to spend their recess together as a class. I guarantee they will love the idea!

Then, once students complete the Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt, E is for Explore recommends that students create a food chain or web to represent what they’ve discovered in the ecosystem they explored! I love it!
Outdoor Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt- Young Teacher Love by Kristine Nannini
Can you see that teeny tiny bit of grass that is finally showing?! I could shout with happiness! I haven’t seen grass in over 4 months!

Click HERE to check out one of my favorite websites E is for Explore, and grab this free Biodiversity Scavenger Hunt! Have fun!

5 Comments

  1. Oh I LOVE this Kristine!! Perfect timing too, thank you so much for sharing! Happy wedding planning :) :)

  2. What a fun idea – thanks for sharing, Kristine. I’m off to check out that website – my fifth graders love anything out of the ordinary and a scavenger hunt will be oh-so-motivating!

    Planning a wedding is certainly hard work – but such an adventure. Enjoy it! :)

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

    1. Thanks so much Jessica I appreciate your comments! I agree! Anything that motivates this time of year is a very big deal! ;)

  3. Looks like a great way to get kids outside (which they need) and still keep up with learning objectives!

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