SKILLS AND GAMES
Low organized outdoor games that can be adapted to different settings and age groups.
Most of these games are suitable for any season and age group.
Traditional outdoor games to make winter more fun!
Introduce students of all ages to the basics of navigation, map making, and orienteering.
OUTDOOR SCIENCE INQUIRY
Grow onions in a variety of water samples to draw conclusions about water quality.
Find out what kinds of salt are best for melting snow.
Track the timing of the first leaves to appear in spring.
Ecosystem Photo Hunt
Students take outdoor photos to create a comic on Comic Life that teaches others about ecosystems.
How Much Water is in the Snow?
Students will collect snow samples and find out how much water there is in the snow.
Aquatic Critter Key
Grab an aquarium net and container and discover what kinds of insects and invertebrates can be found in the water!
Grassland Critter Key
Grab a butterfly net and sweep it through the grass to find insects and spiders of the grassland.
Plant Identification Key
This is a simple dichotomous key for middle years - high school students that works well in aspen parkland forests similar to those found at FortWhyte Alive.
Animal Tracks Key
Who left those tracks in the snow or mud? Sleuth out the visitors to your schoolyard with this easy key.
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