Nature Trails are a great way to get kids outside looking and exploring. They are also a way to enhance science education. They can be used to introduce animals, plants, life cycles, food webs, ecology, conservation issues, and a myriad of other science topics.
Schools can create their own nature trails right on campus. They can identify species, map their trails and make little field guides, all while learning about science, their local habitats and ecology.
Here are some tips to help you get started. Feel free to contact us with questions. We love nature trails!(Hide text...)
Choosing a Trail Route for Safety
Choosing Educational Stations
Educational Concepts to Teach on the Trail
How Developed Will Your Nature Trail Be?
Making a Nature Trail Guide
Making a Nature Trail Map
3. Life Science Standards
Science subject matter focuses on the science facts, concepts, principles, theories, and models that are important for all students to know, understand, and use.
K-4 Characteristics of organisms, life cycles of organisms, organisms and environments
5-8 Structure and function in living systems, reproduction and heredity, regulation and behavior, populations and ecosystems, diversity and adaptations of organisms
9-12 The cell, molecular basis of heredity, biological evolution, interdependence of organisms, matter, energy, and organization in living systems, behavior of organisms