NatureMapping’s data reporting protocols require specific information about observed flora and fauna. Students
learn observation skills,
mapping skills, and skills for interpreting and tracking information. These are the same skills used by scientists to
describe their observations in
the field, compare their data over time, and to look for correlations.
The accompaning CD contains photos and materials used throughout the book.
The Appendix has direct links to other resources and
pertinent NatureMapping Activities.
Ready to ship December 10, 2010.
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Field Guide of Common Species in the Waterville Plateau
A field guide written and illustrated by K-6 students for students.
This beautiful volume contains accurate information for over 57
species of animals and plants found in the
wide variety of habitats in Central Washington. Student writing and artwork personalize the field guide.
Pacific Education Institute (PEI)
PEI was founded in 2003 by a consortium of educators from the private and public sectors of natural resource organizations.
They have developed
Field Investigations: Using Outdoor Environments
to Foster Student Learning of Scientific Processes that is an introduction to scientific methodologies used in field research. This
groundbreaking work is being used in multiple states' science standards.
Created by high school students using recycled x-ray film
One of the first clues to bird identification is size. The bird silhouettes provide a quick life-sized
reference for some common birds with identifiable physical characteristics. Recognizing a crown, a forked
tail or posture of correctly-sized bird helps to create confidence by building the correct search image.
Bird Silhouette Notes - Set A »
Bird Silhouette Notes - Set B »
Bird Silhouette Order Form »
The mammal silhouettes provide a quick life-sized reference based on identifiable physical characteristics such
as thickness and length of the body and/or tail, and the shape of a head. When placed or displayed in a location that mimics the
behavior of the mammal, you are creating the correct search image. For example, with similar sized mammals, you are likely
to find a marmot on the ground and a gray squirrel up in a tree.
Mammal Silhouette Notes »
Mammal Silhouette Order Form »
Three sets of silhouettes are available to purchase @ $10.00 per set plus postage:
- Set A: Bufflehead, Grebe sp., Mallard, Pintail, Kingfisher, Jay (w/crest) Robin, Waxwing,
- Set B: Barn Swallow, Swallow sp., Junco, Chickadee sp., Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated
Woodpecker, Screech Owl, Great-horned Owl
- Set C: Douglas Squirrel, Pygmy Rabbit, Gray Squirrel sp., Pica, Beaver, Harvest Mouse, Mole, Townsend Chipmunk,
Long-tailed Weasel, Townsend Vole
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