Engage the students by asking them what they think of when they are outdoors. Ask them about what they hear, see, or their favorite things.
Explore by going outside and having the students explore and analyze their surroundings.
Roses are red, violets are blue...
Have them write down in journals what it is they observe so that when they go back inside they can compare it to the journals of well-known naturalists.
Write in your journals...
Explain to the students why Journals are important and how they can benefit our environment and what we know about them.
Elaborate to the students by having them write a poem about the animal they pretended to be in order to better understand their enviornment and ecosystem.
Evaluate the students by having them choose a place they haven't been in a very long time and describing what they thin it would be like. Also, have the go outside and study a small organism and write down a short description or poem about what they observe, all while using the naturalists style in writing.