mystery The answer to the clues may be found at the bottom of this column.    Teachers and Parents: Enter to win an entire set of Dawn’s nature books of one title for your home or classroom. It's fun and easy!
Just read the clues below. They describe an aspect of nature—a plant, animal, mineral, habitat, or natural process.
When you're ready to make your guess about who or what I am, click ENTER NOW.
Who Am I?
spacerglass1 Clue 1:  I'm a member of the "dog family."
glass1 Clue 2:  I live throughout North America in deserts, prairies, forests, and even in towns and cities.
glass1 Clue 3:  You might hear me howling at night to communicate with my pack.
glass1 Clue 4:  Don't let me trick you—I am NOT a wolf.
Do you think you know who I am? ENTER NOW.
Entries should be submitted no later than noon on Friday.
If you guessed correctly, you’re automatically entered into the monthly drawing for a set of nature books from Dawn Publications.
A contest winner will be announced at the end of September.
Throughout the school year, clues for a new Who Am I are posted no later than Sunday night, so you can use them with your class on Monday morning.Good luck!
The answer to last week's mystery was: SEASHELLS Although Inside Outside Nature blog is changing it's focus, this weekly "Who Am I?" will remain the same! Teachers, click here to get ideas about how to use the contest with your students.  

The Great Nature Project


I just discovered this wonderful opportunity to get your students involved in a world wide celebration of life on the planet sponsored by National Geographic.

It’s called the Great Nature Project!


It’s simple to participate:

  1. Go outside.
  2. Snap a photo of a plant or animal.
  3. Upload it to a photo sharing website.

Go to The Great Nature Project’s educator page for both Inside and Outside ideas you can do with your students this week!

Use this collection of resources to dig deeper into biodiversity, explore citizen science, and develop photography skills. Plan your own species inventory during a bioblitz or learn about conservation of weird and wild flora, fauna, and everything in between. We encourage you to make the Great Nature Project your own—after all, we are all explorers.

And don’t forget to read my other new blog this week, Leaf It to Me!