These materials can be a guide for exploring nature, with focus on Michigan species. Use the scavenger hunt to help your students identify particular types of organisms and organism-environment interactions. The “picture review” shows how Jim Eckert’s class at Wattles Park Elementary School in Harper Creek exploring the Ott Biological Reserve. The “tree identification” and “animal tracks” documents focus on Michigan species your students might be able to find.
Enjoy the outdoors!
- Forest Walk Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
- Tree identification guide (by leaves)
- Animal Tracks in Michigan Guide
- A picture review of one class’s visit!
Field trip idea by GK-12 Fellow Alycia Lacky