June's topic will be birds! Backyard Birds!
We will build birdhouses and discuss bird-watching techniques, and record-keeping.
I will need help gathering supplies for the bird-houses. Please refer to the Challenge website for design ideas. (I'm going to check out Pintrest also.)
As always, this event is no cost (donations welcomed) and open to all homeschoolers. Please RSVP so we know how many supplies we need to build the houses. The older kids in the group are first and second grade – and we always have younger siblings running around. Check out our website for past topics.
ARKive is an online repository of plant and animal life. The content is similar to Wikipedia entries with the addition of video and pictures. Take for example the American bison where there are 61 pictures, 10 videos, endangered level, and related animals, both by species and habitat.
September 9 is Rock flipping day (2) (3). In today's class we will make observations of what we find under rocks and logs in the yard. Behold the world of insects! Bring a notepad, pencil and camera to document what we see under rocks. This is an exercise in properly collecting data and taking sample surveys of populations.
Chiang Mai, Thailand has one of the worlds largest private insect collections.
UPDATE – write up