Digital Nature Journal

Out in the field

Lesson overview

Taking the classroom outdoors

Transform your iPad into a tool for nature-based inquiry in the greatest classroom of all time – the great outdoors.

Fill your toolbox with creative journalling approaches that will empower you to fill your nature journal with observations while taking only photos, and leaving only footprints.

Educational Value

  • Students formulate geographically and scientifically significant questions and plan an inquiry.
  • Students discover, document and disseminate information with respect for the natural environment.
  • Students write descriptively about their surroundings, observing and noting small details that make up the environment.

All you need is an iPad and the following apps:

  • Procreate
  • Measure
  • Maps

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