This resource helps teachers to help students become confident, competent, and responsible investigators of the world around them. Each activity is built upon an ecological principle, a scientific objective, and a national science standard. Each of the 36 outdoor lessons is accompanied by tasks, concepts, resources, and enrichment questions. Students construct kwledge from patterns they discover in lessons ranging from squirrels to leaves.
Robert Barkman is a biology professor with a PhD in zoology, ecology, and physiology. He has conducted forays into environments such as the rain forest to teach his students about nature and ecological interdependence.