Frequently Asked Questions
My school doesn’t have any wild plants or animals nearby. Can we still participate?
Absolutely! You’ll probably want to dive right into the Biodiversity Assessment and Challenge lessons so the kids can start their own project(s) to increase, observe and measure more wild plant and animals at your site.
I would like to participate, but I have to spend too much time meeting state or national standards. How can I make PEEK work when I’m spending so much time on what is mandated?
This is one of those two birds with one stone type of dealies. It’s exactly why we created the lessons!
Isn’t it dangerous to have kids go outside with things like snakes and thorny trees?
It could be, like anything. But, won’t they ultimately be safer by knowing more about the local plants and animals they are likely to encounter?
What if we don’t have money for special supplies?
All the lessons, except one (SunPrints) uses supplies that you’ll probably find already at home or in your classroom. Lots of stuff actually comes right from the recycling!
We have special needs kids in our classes. Can they participate?
Absolutely. The activities are readily adaptable to all abilities.
Do we need to have cameras to participate?
Not at all. But they do help with some data sharing. If you have some smart phones you are all set.
What kind of computer access do we need?
Ideally, one computer with internet access for every two kids should be available at several points throughout the program. However, the program is flexible enough that you can have one computer for every 4 kids, and they can alternate using them.
We can’t afford the program. How can we raise funds to buy it? Are there grants to apply to?
Yes, many schools write grants for such STEM/STEAM enrichment programs designed to get kids back outside.
I have a different question. How can I get in touch with you?
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Why is Biodiversity PEEK so inexpensive?
We are not company, we are part of the nonprofit organization The Biodiversity Group. We're not here to make profit, we're here to serve the community, and provide our program to as many kids as possible.