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In today’s electronic age of video games and MP3 players, children are not spending as much time outdoors as past generations did. Many fear that as a result children are becoming increasingly alienated from the natural world. The lessons in this chapter are trade book–inspired investigations encouraging students to experience the excitement and mystery of their local ecosystems firsthand. In the process, they develop their skills of observation and learn to become better stewards of their environment.