Weekly Challenge for #EnviroEd # 74 #KindergartenBioBlitz June Edition
Three years ago this week we dived into the concept of trying to extend the experience in outdoor education. Always one who believes that a one day field trip is powerful – we’ve been building relationships with classes before and after those lessons as well in an attempt to help build upon natural inquiry. With little preparation and just a general idea we opened up invitations within our own Board of Education for what we termed the #KindergartenBioBlitz.
It was a huge success and quickly grew outside our own Board into others as well. We now host it three times a year. One in September, one in February and this one the first full week of June each year. There are numerous posts on this blog about the value, the inspiration and the steps to take if interested in participating.
Each day from Monday, June 6 to Friday, June 10th classes participating are encouraged to explore, investigate, question and share with our outdoor and environmental education staff and each other the world around them.
In recent years, this initiative has truly gone global with schools in Australia, Brazil, Singapore, Italy and others participating as well as Canada and the United States.
One of the things that makes #KindergartenBioBlitz inspirational in my mind is when the conversations and investigations are not only between classes and outdoor educators but between classes from different regions or even countries as well.
Pass the word, explore the world, give it a whirl …