Informal Educator's Toolkit: Land Cover

Activities

Find Your Pace

Each participant discovers the length of her or his own individual pace (while one pace equals two steps) by taking ten paces three times and finding the average of those three trials. Then participants count paces to experience the distance of 50 meters.


Land Cover Walk

Lead a walk through different types of land cover and explore the differences with participants.


Lego Land Cover

Build a land cover map using blocks or Legos.


Observation Stations

Observation Stations are typically 2' concrete stickers, from which citizen scientists can take observations using the GLOBE Observer app. Observing from a station provides additional information that allows our team to study things like change over time or the accuracy of the app. Download the template file and check out the Facilitator's Guide for guidance on customizing and placing your stations.

Templates

Facilitator's Guide


Story of This Place

Explore the history of a location, observe the current state of the location, and make predictions about the future.


Water and the Land

Participants pour water onto different kinds of surfaces and discover differences in how those surfaces absorb it.