Students will complete a one-pager where every space on the paper is filled with information: visual (pictures, drawings, charts, graphs), definitions, weather logs on the current conditions for this outdoor fieldtrip activity, interpretation of events, and observations made in the field. The focus is on abiotic and biotic factors that make up the ecosystem. This can be adapted for a fieldtrip area near you if you are not going to the GSMNP.
-weather vs. climate
-hiking distance/hiking trails
-people and their personal stories that are also visiting the park