First, let me apologize for the delay in posting this week’s Nature Challenge.  Technical difficulties prevented me from posting as regularly scheduled. So with no further ado…

This is the first part of a two-part challenge.   

Photo 33192479 / Ancient Tree © David Morrison |

This week, as you explore outside, look around with the eye of a storyteller.   Find something that you would like to share with others.  This may be the tale of a unique geologic formation that has shaped your area and the flora and fauna that live there.  Perhaps it is the history of an unusual tree that has particular meaning to you or your community.  Maybe it is the story of a polluted area that deserves attention and ultimately, restoration. 

Once you have your story, it’s time to write it down.  This doesn’t have to be a lengthy piece.  It only needs to be long enough to provide the context for why this is important to you and others.  Include the details that make this story engaging and relevant.  Ensure that each piece of information builds on the previous.  

To make this exercise easier, you don’t have to write the narrative in paragraphs. Consider using bullet points or phrases to capture the ideas you wish to convey.

Now think about your ending.  Is there a call to action?  What would you like people to do with this information?   Would you like for them to recognize similar geologic formations in their area should they come across them?  Would you like for the audience to help preserve the historical tree?  Are you trying to motivate your audience to call upon local politicians to put forth funding to clean the polluted site?

Refine your outline until you are satisfied with its flow.   What we will do with this work product will be the subject of the second part of the Nature Challenge.  

This challenge is rated as medium difficulty. 

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