Ecoliteracy is a “buzzword” but how do we go about getting our students to find their connection to nature? This cycle is focused on place based education and fostering connections with the natural world. Students will enjoy explorations from “How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum” by Keri Smith, teaching observation skills and igniting creativity. They will create a project portfolio of the time spent exploring as well as in class labs and activities on the food web.