Nature Journals

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In this activity, learners construct a home-made journal with simple, everyday materials. Take the unique, personalized book on your outdoor explorations and record observations of, and experiences in, nature.

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
1 cent - $1 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - adult

Resource Type:


Materials List (per group of students)

  • Paper
  • Thin cardboard (like cereal boxes)
  • Scissors or hole punch
  • Stick, rubber bands, brads, string
  • Crayons or markers


  • Engineering and Technology
    • Engineering
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts
  • Nature and Environment
  • Outdoor Activity


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Access Rights:

  • Free access


Source Collection

  • Discovery At Home


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