Shapes in the environment

Purpose: 
To have participants focus on the diversity of different structural types.
How it works: 

Give participants a card with a different shape on it and ask them to find that shape in the immediate environment. Explain that their shape may be found in the distance, in the treetops or even in the tiny patterns on fallen leaves. When each participant has found an example of his/her shape in the environment, re-assemble the group and visit each site to see all the different shapes.

For a more personal approach, draw a ‘personal sign’ for each person by following the key-lines in the palm of their hands (see Bush Passport activity).

What you'll need: 
A number of cards featuring different shapes
Variations: 
Ask students to take a photo of their shape(s) and show these to other students.
Group size: 
1+