I use this nature log as a writing and research activity when my students are taking a field trip to the zoo. They use books and/or the Internet to find information on the various animals. We put the pages into 3 prong folders and the students work on them whenever they have time in the classroom (great for those early finishers)! You can have students pick and choose the pages they want to include. I included the blank sheet so you can copy as many pages as you need for each student based on the animals that can be found at your local zoo. I have students decorate the cover with pictures of animals from the zoo!
Students draw or attach a picture of the animal in the circle and then fill in the rest of the information. A great site to use for information is: www.enchantedlearning.com