Did you know that the average American child can recognize 1,000 corporate logos, but can’t identify 10 plants or animals native to his or her own region? This surprising fact was discovered by the U.S. Forest Service. 

How many plants and animals can you identify? Let's increase that number today! 

Activity Instructions

for Observers (Pre-K through 2nd Grade) and Explorers (3rd Grade through 5th Grade)

First, download the SEEK app by iNaturalist. 

Next, head outside and use SEEK to take pictures of the many animals and plants we see around us. There are no limits to this activity. Spend 5 minutes, 10 minutes or an entire afternoon. Take pictures around Brooklyn, or on a hike. Just enjoy the process of noticing and learning about the plants and animals around us, 

Turn It In

Upload a picture of your favorite plant or animal on Padlet!

If you haven't printed the bingo board page, please print it now. Cross off this activity square, since you've completed it.


You'll bring your bingo board print-out to the PS29 garden on  Sunday, May 23 between 2-4pm to collect your prize. If you're not in Brooklyn, email us and we will send you your prize.