How can I 'capture' nature?


The Basic Idea

Take photos of wildlife in your school grounds or nearby green space to explore a variety of topics and themes and create a local wildlife guide.

Photography is a great way of enabling children to capture what they see and discover. Focusing on minibeasts, plants and trees can be easier to start with to create a recording of what is around the school grounds or a local green space. This is both a way of looking closer at things and developing ideas and pictures for activities back in the classroom. It can be done without any photographic expertise although there are wildlife photographers out there today that specialise in working with school classes.


Took a visit to our pond on #emptyclassroomday to try this one out. Luckily have a class set of mini iPads so (after a long chat about looking after the iPads!) we set out to capture what we could find. We were initially just checking on the progress of our tadpoles/froglets, but ended up finding many more creatures than anticipated. We captured these on the iPads then took them back to class to google search what we'd found. Great calming activity for a lively class, who were fully engaged in their own enquiries.

Jodie Perrett
10:01 22 Jun 2015

Jodie Perrett
10:03 22 Jun 2015

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