Our Marketing Assistant and Metadata Coordinator, Alli Rose tasked her children Bella (9) and Callum (6) to an activity from the Big Book of Nature Activities by Drew Monkman and Jacob Rodenburg. Now that school is taking place at home, and parents are scrambling to get fun educational activities for their children, she thought she'd try out an activity from one of our books.
The activity, Mapping Sounds in Nature, invites children to explore sounds in nature and then to map them on a Sound Map of their creation. Find out how it went, and how you can create your own, below.
Excerpt from the book The Big Book of Nature Activities
Mapping Sounds of Nature
About the Authors
Author Drew Monkman
Author Jacob Rodenburg
Drew Monkman and Jacob Rodenburg are the authors of The Big Book of Nature Activities: A Year-Round Guide to Outdoor Learning.
Jacob Rodenburg is the Executive Director of Camp Kawartha, an award winning summer camp and outdoor education centre which uses music, drama, hands-on exploration, games and activities to inspire awe and wonder for the local environment. He lives in Peterborough, Ontario.
Drew Monkman is a retired elementary school teacher, his interest in integrating nature activities and environmental education into all areas of the curriculum led him to oversee the development of an outdoor classroom which went on to become a model for many similar projects throughout Ontario. He lives in Peterborough, Ontario.