The physical place that I chose to explore was Clark Botanic Gardens. I have visited this site many times before without recognizing its potential as a place for learning. There is a path decorated with various flowers, trees, and other plants when you enter the garden. This path then branches off into multiple other pathways that allows individuals to choose which area they would like to explore. The garden demonstrates the beauty and importance of biodiversity and preserving the environment. There are many plant species that are labeled with their scientific name throughout the garden that familiarize individuals with the method in which plants are identified and the differences between different plant species. In addition to the vast number of plants, there are also many different animal species that roam the garden. There is a special area for bees with informational plaques next to their fenced-in area. However, I decided to keep my distance from this area and did not take any pictures. There is also a section for monarch butterflies that is visible in July, a fenced-in area with quails, a body of water with frogs and turtles, and plenty of rabbits and chipmunks roaming around. This exploration location provides students with an opportunity to appreciate nature and become familiarized with different plant and animal species.
In conclusion, this location provides an opportunity for students to explore nature in a peaceful setting and raise awareness of biodiversity preservation.