This Take-a-Hike unit plan also includes:

Learn about nature and health all in one set of lessons. Individuals use a scavenger hunt to record observations during a nature hike. They then complete activities to categorize their observations and rate the health of the habitat for wildlife conservation. Finally, they consider the health implications of hiking.

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CCSS: Designed
NGSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Complete the scavenger hunt in two different locations to compare results
  • Invite a medical profession to speak about the benefits of outdoor activities
Classroom Considerations
  • Provide individuals with clipboards to help record observations
  • Includes handouts with reflection activities and questions
  • Uses a kinesthetic approach
  • None