Natural Wonders (General)natural wonders

(Discover the Outdoors)
by Doreen Olson

This badge is meant to give a general understanding of several different types of natural wonders.  If you wish to specialize in a specific natural wonder, such as waterfalls or volcanoes, please see the Natural Wonders (Specific) badge.  The 'General' category badge is perfect for family trips across a large area with stops at
famous sites.

Otters:  Do four requirements including the one starred.

_____ 1.*  Learn about at least three different types of natural wonders.  Find out what the largest, tallest, or
oldest example is for each of the natural wonders you learned about, and locate it on a map.

The following  requirement can be repeated more than once if they take place at different natural wonder
locations.

_____ 2.  Visit a natural wonder (a waterfall, canyon, coral reef, etc.). What is the history of this particular
site?  Has it changed much in the last two hundred years?  Was it ever privately owned?  Has it been abused?
Has it been used for something other than a tourist attraction?

_____ 3.  Visit a visitor’s center at a natural wonder and spend at least 30 minutes looking around.

_____ 4.  Attend an authority-led session or class about a natural wonder.

_____ 5.  Do a photo shoot of a natural wonder or make a collage of photos you have gathered.

_____ 6.  Write a journal entry or a letter describing a visit you made to a natural wonder.

_____ 7.  Write or report, or give an oral report, on a natural wonder.

_____ 8.  Create a piece of art inspired by a natural wonder.

_____ 9.  Hike or walk around a natural wonder for at least 30 minutes.

Dolphins:  Do five requirements including the one starred.

_____ 1.*  Learn about at least four different types of natural wonders.  Find out what the largest, tallest, or
oldest example is for each of the natural wonders you learned about, and locate it on a map.

The following  requirement can be repeated more than once if they take place at different natural wonder
locations.

_____ 2.  Visit a natural wonder (a waterfall, canyon, coral reef, etc.). What is the history of this particular
site?  Has it changed much in the last two hundred years?  Was it ever privately owned?  Has it been abused?
Has it been used for something other than a tourist attraction?

_____ 3.  Visit a visitor’s center at a natural wonder and spend at least 45 minutes looking around.

_____ 4.  Attend an authority-led session or class about a natural wonder.

_____ 5.  Do a photo shoot of a natural wonder or make a collage of photos you have gathered.

_____ 6.  Write a journal entry or a letter describing a visit you made to a natural wonder.

_____ 7.  Write or report, or give an oral report, on a natural wonder.

_____ 8.  Create a piece of art inspired by a natural wonder.

_____ 9.  Hike or walk around a natural wonder for at least 45 minutes.

Butterflies:  Do six requirements including the one starred.

_____ 1.*  Learn about at least six different types of natural wonders.  Find out what the largest, tallest, or
oldest example is for each of the natural wonders you learned about, and locate it on a map.

The following  requirement can be repeated more than once if they take place at different natural wonder
locations.

_____ 2.  Visit a natural wonder (a waterfall, canyon, coral reef, etc.). What is the history of this particular
site?  Has it changed much in the last two hundred years?  Was it ever privately owned?  Has it been abused?
Has it been used for something other than a tourist attraction?

_____ 3.  Visit a visitor’s center at a natural wonder and spend at least 60 minutes looking around.

_____ 4.  Attend an authority-led session or class about a natural wonder.

_____ 5.  Do a photo shoot of a natural wonder or make a collage of photos you have gathered.

_____ 6.  Write a journal entry or a letter describing a visit you made to a natural wonder.

_____ 7.  Write or report, or give an oral report, on a natural wonder.

_____ 8.  Create a piece of art inspired by a natural wonder.

_____ 9.  Hike or walk around a natural wonder for at least 60 minutes.

Eagle:  Do seven requirements including the one starred.

_____ 1.*  Learn about at least seven different types of natural wonders.  Find out what the largest, tallest, or
oldest example is for each of the natural wonders you learned about, and locate it on a map.

The following  requirement can be repeated more than once if they take place at different natural wonder
locations.

_____ 2.  Visit a natural wonder (a waterfall, canyon, coral reef, etc.). What is the history of this particular
site?  Has it changed much in the last two hundred years?  Was it ever privately owned?  Has it been abused?
Has it been used for something other than a tourist attraction?

_____ 3.  Visit a visitor’s center at a natural wonder and spend at least 60 minutes looking around.

_____ 4.  Attend an authority-led session or class about a natural wonder.

_____ 5.  Do a photo shoot of a natural wonder or make a collage of photos you have gathered.

_____ 6.  Write a journal entry or a letter describing a visit you made to a natural wonder.

_____ 7.  Write or report, or give an oral report, on a natural wonder.

_____ 8.  Create a piece of art inspired by a natural wonder.

_____ 9.  Hike or walk around a natural wonder for at least 60 minutes.