A whole new month is ahead of us....hopefully filled with fungus, moss, and lichen! This is a topic that probably many of us won't put at the top of our nature study favorites but it is very interesting and it can be like a treasure hunt for your kids. I strongly urge you to give it a try, even if you just use the grid study found in this month's newsletter.
Above all, have fun outdoors!
Outdoor Hour Challenge:
If you need more help getting started, click over to my Misc/Seasonal page and find specific challenges for mushrooms, lichen, and moss which will direct to reading in the Handbook of Nature Study.
Note: We will be focusing on moss next week and mushrooms the next. You can use this week's challenge as an introduction to the month's study and then go deeper in the next few weeks if you want to wait.
Special Activity: Parts of Mushroom
Free Printable Mushroom Parts Notebook Page
Getting Started Suggestion:
If you already own the Getting Started ebook, complete Outdoor Hour Challenge #8. This challenge is all about looking closely at things you find during your outdoor time. Take along a magnifying glass or bring home a sample to look at under your microscope. Record your results on the accompanying notebook page or in your nature journal.
You are welcome to submit any of you blog Outdoor Hour Challenge blog entries to the Outdoor Hour Challenge Blog Carnival. Entries for the current month are due on 3/30/13.
Weekly Giveaway for the Month of March
Each Friday in the month of March NotebookPages.com will be sponsoring a giveaway for a Nature Study Bundle of notebooking pages. Use Rafflecopter below to enter and see more of the details for entering. I will pick a winner each Sunday evening as a thank you to my readers. a Rafflecopter giveaway