Naturalist Intelligence

What is it? 

  • Sensitivity to the natural world
  • The ability to see connections and patterns within the plant and animal kingdoms

Students are likely to...

  • spend time outdoors
  • observe plants, collect rocks, interact with animals
  • listen to the sounds created in the natural world
  • take note of relationships in nature
  • categorize and classify flora and fauna

How students use the naturalist intelligence in the classroom: 

  • Using outdoor space as a classroom
  • Giving students responsibility for the care of plants and animals in the classroom
  • Hands-on science experiments
  • Participating in or observing garden and nature areas on the playground
  • Classroom units discussing the effects of climate change and sustainability