After a long winter, signs of spring are becoming more and more evident. Pick a sunny day during the week prior to Earth Day and do a Photo Scavenger Hunt with your students! On Earth Day, students can create a slideshow with PowerPoint to present to other classes what they found in nature. Or you could print the pictures and create a photo display on a bulletin board. Turn it into an even bigger project and encourage students to find ways to protect the environment and present that along with their photos!
Students can take photographs with their own cameras, electronic devices or school/class cameras. If the technology isn’t available, simply have students draw their finds on the included worksheet! Remind students disturb as little as possible while on your nature hike. Bark should not be removed from trees and trash should be brought back to school to dispose of properly (it might be a good idea to bring gloves and garbage bags with you) Open your eyes to the world around us and listen for evidence of living creatures while having fun!