Exploring Nature in Your Home

The Edible Schoolyard Project
Berkeley, CA

Many of us are spending a lot of time at home these days and may not realize that our home can be a great place to explore nature. Sometimes the simplest observations of everyday things can lead us to notice where nature shows up. In this lesson you will go around your home, like a detective, to look for evidence and examples of nature.
Teaching Notes: 
  • In the lesson, we don’t direct students to where they should post their pictures. We like using the site Padlet to encourage students to display their photos. If you want support on how touse Padlet in this lesson, feel free to email learning@edibleschoolyard.org
  • This activity supports students in imagining; activities and lessons use creative expression, including poetry and drawing, to engage with the garden, food, and cooking.
  • This activity integrates experiences that support the development of relationships to food and the land.
  • The question: What can we provide to our students so that they can still feel the same sense of connection, joy, and belonging to nature in their home classroom environment? guides this lesson. Using this question, think about different prompts or activities that you can use to expand this lesson.