Ranger Vision offers a fun way to get your students outdoors, learning about and helping map biodiversity.
Enrol your students in the app, then get them outdoors with mobile devices to take photos of wildlife (insects, birds, reptiles - pretty much whatever life forms they can find outdoors).
Using the "teacher's dashboard," your can then track and approve the incoming "sightings." Once you've approved the sightings, your students can classify their fellow students' sightings in the app's "Laboratory."
Ranger Vision can then share your students' sightings with the national and global biodiversity databases for the purpose of environmental research and conservation.
It's great way to get your students engaging directly with nature, while contributing to scientific research and teaching them the fundamentals of biological classification, taxonomy, and the scientific method.
For All Ages
This free Ranger Vision app is a great tool for all levels of students. Students will collect wildlife data and teachers have the option to share the class data with the Global Biodiversity Information Facility, for environmental research and conservation. It offers a simple teacher's dashboard for tracking student activity.
For Primary Students (Australia)
WilderQuest is an exciting free educational program developed by NSW National Parks and Wildlife in Australia. It includes games and lessons for students to learn about wildlife, environments and local national parks. WilderQuest is curriculum-linked and includes a Ranger Vision plugin for students to spot and classify local wildlife.