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Page 1: What is a field journal? Nature journal, science notebook, log, diary

What is a field journal?What is a field journal?

Nature journal, science notebook, log, diary

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What is field journaling?What is field journaling?

“The process of keeping a place-based, personal record of events, observations, and experiences in the outdoors.” (Hofmann and Passineau).

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Field Journal PurposesField Journal PurposesAcademic: art, science, math, language arts; integration

Scientific: research, record-keeping

Personal: gardening, landscaping, camping, bird watching, traveling and more

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Key Aspects for Key Aspects for EducationEducation

A source of authentic, meaningful and purposeful raw data discovered directly, first-hand

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Active learning from direct, first-hand, personal accounts: ownership

Why use field journals?Why use field journals?

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Allows students to lead their learning with their own questions, easily making it student and inquiry driven

Why use field journals?Why use field journals?

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“…writing a fact makes one observe it better.” Ernest Thompson Seton

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Source of raw data and information from which to write poems, reports, and speeches or develop posters, songs, art, and other polished work

Why use field journals?Why use field journals?

- Haiku -There is a grand show

it’s full of amazements and all wonderful things

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Why use field journals?Why use field journals? Helps support academic standardsGrade-ableP-T conference tool

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Why use field journals?Why use field journals? They’re not just for They’re not just for science class:science class:

Math: the journal is a place to record

data that will be analyzed

Language Arts: The process of putting thoughts on paper integrates with Language

Art: Sketches of their observations integrate with Art

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Today’s Journaling Tips!

Journal with your students whenever possible.