I was lucky enough to be able to chaperone one of T's field trips--to the Riveredge Nature Center to learn about plant and animal adaptations.
Here's some pics from the trip:Making a plant that would have adaptations to prevent it from being eaten by cows and sheep
Reading the task--find a plant with fuzzy or furry leaves or stems
Looking for insects adapted to living under dead, decaying organic matter
A competition between the short bills (fingers) and long bills (tweezers) to see who catches more "bugs" (toothpicks)