As a caveat, this stage of lesson planning and development was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The following lesson example is one proposal for the outdoor photography science project. This development of these projects will be ongoing in the years to come!
The following resource links are guides to implementing more outdoor activities for children both in and out of schools.
Guides by Kevin J Coyle, Vice President of the National Wildlife Federation:
Using the Outdoors to Enhance Classroom Performance A School Readiness Guide for Teachers and Parents
Lesson Planet has over 16,000 outdoor education lesson plans to check out:
Pinterest has many general photography lessons for kids:
Student Work Sample:
The following video was done during the Covid-19 distance learning experience. Students shared photos and observations with me through Class Dojo. I prepared this video on iMovie and shared it with families.