Carry out in-depth explorations of nature in your own backyard or schoolyard with this sturdy container filled with easy-to-use tools, materials, and field guides. Use the Outdoor Inquiries® Tool Kit to spark, enhance, and extend outdoor investigations.

Price: $125.00
Optional 6-hour professional development is available. Click here for details.

The Outdoor Inquiries TEACHER’S RESOURCE GUIDE offers concise advice and practical strategies to support student inquiry and exploration in the natural world. Students are encouraged to make close observations, construct maps, create field guides, develop databases using different data collection strategies, ask questions, and conduct research.

Price: $35.00

OUTDOOR INQUIRIES happen as soon as you take a close look at the world around you. The crucial tool for recording and asking questions of what you see is a field journal. Begin the process of discovery with the First Hand Learning, Inc.® FIELD JOURNAL. Click here for details.

Interested in incorporating journals and outdoor learning opportunities in your classroom? Check out a sample lesson here (pdf, 228k) .

Ordering Information


Each Outdoor Inquiries Tool Kit includes:

• 1 field journal
• 1 fine point marker
• 1 mechanical pencil

• 1 hand lens
• 1 ruler
• 1 ball of string
• 1 compass
• 1 measuring tape
• 1 pruning shears
• 1 forceps
• 1 trowel
• 2 mini-LED lights
• 1 collection jar
• 3 collection bags
• 2 pairs latex-free gloves
• 1 thermometer
• 2 paintbrushes
• 50 bamboo skewers

• 1 small net
• 1 pH testing kit
• 1 Field Guide Set – (tracks, weeds, trees)
• 1 Teacher's Resource Guide