Recording a visit
Use proper journal format.
Allow enough time to really
Include the date (month/day/year);
temperature; weather (as detailed as
you can be)
Be prepared to make diagrams, or take
You should find something to help
you document change. (not necessarily
Flow rate of a stream.
Growth rate of plants, or grass.
Do not get too complex.
September = 2 visits
#1 – General observations, what kinds
of plants and animals do you see, or
see evidence of. (be specific: look up
what you do not readily know!)
#2 – “Sit and listen”. Plan to devote
at least 10 minutes to just sitting in
one spot and listening. Write what you
hear, what impressions did you get of
the area from listening?
Will be taken and observed once each
Find a container in which to collect a
sample of water from your ecosystem.
The container should:
Have a lid that is secure.
Not be larger than 8 oz.
Be obtained with permission: do not steal
something from your kitchen.
Be dedicated to your collections
Two observations at least!
#1 – General observation: note
differences and similarities from your
#2 – Identify the kinds of trees that
are in your area of study. Be as
specific as you can be.