Field Guides

Why do field guides matter?

Field Guides are an excellent resource to use with students of all ages to learn and explore about Habitat and Environment.  These are direct ties to school curriculum, as well as engaging activities for students to enjoy while also taking the learning outside of the classroom!  Students will learn about the procedures and processes of conducting experiments, how to collect data and analyze results.  They will learn how to be “citizen scientists” as well as gain a sense of responsibility for caring for the environments they live and learn in. 


Inside every Think Make Create trailer are two bins full of field guide activities and supplies. Every tool you need for all our field guides can be found within the bins, along with a binder full of instructions for each field guide. 

Urban Campus pH and Plants
This link shows students what pH soil levels are needed to grow certain plants.

Urban Campus Soil Nutrients Test Results Table
This link allows students to select their test results from a table of different nutrients.  

Human Footprint 
This field guide encourages students to think about their environmental impact. 

Air Quality Testing 
This field guide helps students understand scientific methods, citizen science techniques, and air quality.


Habitat- The Whole Thing
This field guide focuses on teaching students what a habitat is, what they look like, and how to describe them. 

Weather Urban Guide
This field guide teaches students about clouds, what they are, how they’re formed and what they mean. 

Flowering Plants
This field guide helps students strengthen observation skills and learn about the different kinds of plants around them. 

Soil Moisture Test
This field guide focuses on introducing students to testing soil moisture and pH levels. 

Testing Soil Nutrients
This field guide teaches students how to test the level of specific nutrients within a soil sample.