These activities are designed to be used right outside your door! Learn about and explore socio-ecological systems in your neighborhood by taking wondering walks, making observations, asking “Should We” questions, modeling data and relationships, conducting investigations, analyzing data and offering explanations, making new decisions and sharing with other families and friends. Each activity is explained in an overview document and then you can use the activity sheet to participate in the activity. If you don’t have a printer, no worries! You can easily remake the activity sheets on a blank piece of paper! Photograph parts of your activities and post them to the Learning in Places Instagram page if you are inspired to share what you are learning in your neighborhood!
LE 1.A Sharing Places: Neighborhood Walk
LE 1.B Family Learning Across Places
LE 1.C Taking a Socio-Ecological Histories of Places Walk
LE 1.D What is the current season?
LE 1.E Why is this season important to our family?
LE 2.A Preparing for the Outdoors
LE 2.B Family Wondering Walk
LE 3.A Taking a Focused Walk Together: Species, Kinds, and Behaviors
LE 3.B Taking a Focused Walk Together: Relationships
LE 3.C Taking a Focused Walk Together: Places, Lands, and Waters
LE 3.D Taking a Focused Walk Together: Human Decision Making
LE 3.E Taking a Focused Walk Together: Thinking Across Scales
LE 4.A Choosing a Phenomenon to Observe
LE 4.B Observing & Comparing Phenomena
LE 5.A What “Should We” Do? Exploring your family’s daily decisions
LE 5.B What “Should We” Do? Making nature-culture relations over time.
LE 5.C Creating a Neighborhood “Should We” Question
LE 6.A Observing and Modeling Specific Relationships
LE 6.B “Should We” Questions, Models, and Preparing to Investigate!
LE 7 Planning Field-Based Investigations and Collecting Data
LE 8 Summarizing and Visualizing Data from your Field-based Investigations
LE 9.A Returning Back to Our “Should We” Questions
LE 9.B Returning Back to Your Initial Models to Ask More Questions
LE 10.A Making decisions around our “Should We” questions
LE 10.B Making & Sharing Our Ethical Decisions