Used during a field trip into a forested area. Students were grouped 5 students with each parent volunteer. Groups were asked to look for all of the items on the scavenger search card. Group leaders are coached before the trip to encourage students to get really engaged and asking questions.
A great idea for field trips if you can get many volunteers to help out. The smaller the group, the more you can get students involved in the exploration. Students get really excited to take part!