Literate About Biodiversity

January 1st, 2008 - December 31st, 2009 | PROJECT

Each class K-8 has chosen a species of local animal to study and collect NatureMapping data. K-spiders, 1st-butterflies and moths, 2nd- birds, 3rd-insects, 4th-reptiles, 5th-wildflowers and weeds, 6th-fossorial mammals. We have produce a native plant garden, a field guide that we add to each year, a school mural. We study on the schoolgrounds, at a local creek area, in a local canyon and on a local mountain so the students can compare common animals and plants from 4 different areas.

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Team Members

Karen Dvornich, Contact, The NatureMapping Foundation


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Parents | Caregivers | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | Life science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Citizen Science Programs | Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Public Programs