Read “Nature’s Diversity” online. To begin appreciating Earth’s diversity, get outside and explore.
Make sure the exploring you do is SAFE and you are with a trusted adult.
You may choose your own backyard, a park, or a hiking trail.
Take time to “observe”, examine closely, the environment; trees, flowers, animals.
Take a closer look at life.
A whole world is going on right before your eyes.
But are you noticing?
Take some time to Stop, Look/Observe.
Give yourself time each day to be surprised by our world.
Notice something outside that interest you. STOP, and look closely.
You may want to sketch/draw what you see or take a close-up picture of what you see.
Look closely at ALL the details.
Write what you see in a journal so you can read it later to recall what you saw.
When you go home, turn your experience into an art project: paint it or add color to your sketch, or something else creative.
When you get home search for more information about your subject on the internet, or go to a library and find a book on your subject.
Here are some possible things you could observe/look at closely:
- Anthill or ants/other insects
- A puddle/include rain drops
- A beautiful work of art
- Get quiet-silence your phone if you have one.
- Observe closely: What do you see? (notice details)
- What do you hear?
- What do you smell?
- What do you feel? (both by touching it and the emotions you have as you gaze upon it)
- What does it taste like? BE CAREFUL, MANY THINGS IN NATURE ARE POISONOUS AND CAN MAKE YOU SICK AND EVEN CAUSE DEATH. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS ABOUT ANYTHING, ASK A TRUSTED ADULT.
- Journal what you saw or learned
- Sketch your observations
- Go home and search for more information/ internet, school or public library.
Start noticing your environment and you will begin to enjoy and appreciate “Nature’s Diversity”!