Bats Eat Bugs

CHORUS:
C                        F
Bats eat bugs, they don’t eat people,
C                        G
Bats eat bugs, they don’t fly in your hair,
C                         F
Bats eat bugs, they eat insects for dinner,
C                                  G
That’s what they’re doing up there

Coyotes eat rabbits, they don’t eat people,
Coyotes eat rabbits, ‘cause you’re too big to bite,
Coyotes eat rabbits, they eat rabbits for dinner,
That’s why they’re out in the night.
Chorus
Snakes eat mice, they don’t eat people,
Snakes eat mice, that’s why they’re on the ground,
Snakes eat mice, they eat rodents for dinner,
And they don’t want you hanging around.
Chorus
Vultures eat dead things, they don’t eat people,
Vultures eat dead things, ‘cause you don’t smell right,
Vultures eat dead things, they eat dead things for dinner.
So you better take a shower tonight.
Chorus
Bears eat berries, they don’t eat people,
Bears eat berries, they don’t eat you or me,
Bears eat berries, and they might steal your dinner,
So you better hang it high in a tree.
Chorus
Nothing out there wants to eat you,
Nothing out there wants to make you its meal,
Nothing out there eats people for dinner,
‘Cause they know how sick they would feel.

Big Blue Marble

We will love the Earth wherever we roam,
For this big blue marble is our home
And we know that everyone in it (clap, clap, clap)
And we know that everyone in it (clap, clap, clap)
Will always be a part of who we are

We will love _____ wherever we roam,
For this big blue marble is our home
And we know that everyone in it (clap, clap, clap)
And we know that everyone in it (clap, clap, clap)
Will always be a part of who we are

Big Tree, Big Tree

CHORUS:

Big Tree, Big Tree (tsch, tsch)
Oooh, baby, let your xylem flow (slurp)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Big Tree, Big Tree (tsch, tsch)
Oooh, baby, let your xylem flow (slurp)
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Chickaree told me just the other day
He found an acorn and ran away
He dug a hole and stuck it in the sand
And now Big Trees grow across this land

CHORUS

A Big Trees roots grow out to the side
They may not be deep but their really wide
They raise their branches and wave to the sun
And now photosynthesis has begun

CHORUS

A Big Trees needles have pointed ends
Chickarees and beetles are their friends
They need fire to reproduce
They have adaptations to make them fireproof

CHORUS

Dirt Made My Lunch

By the Banana Slug String Band

CHORUS:
Dirt made my lunch, Dirt made my lunch.
Thank you Dirt, thanks a bunch,
For my salad, my sandwich, my milk and my munch ’cause Dirt, you
made my lunch.

Dirt is a word that we often use,
When we’re talkin’ about that earth beneath our shoes.
It’s a place where plants can sink their toes;
In a little while a garden grows.

CHORUS

A farmer’s plow will tickle the ground,
You know the earth has laughed when wheat is found.
The grain is taken and flour is ground,
For making a sandwich to munch on down.
CHORUS A stubby green beard grows upon the land,
Out of the soil the grass will stand.
But under hoof it must bow,
For making milk by way of a cow.

CHORUS

Mammals

CHORUS:

Mammals, Mammals, Mammals everywhere
Mammals, Mammals, they’re flying in the air,
Mammals, Mammals, they’re swimming in the sea,
Mammals, Mammals, just like you and me
Mammals like camels come by land or sea,
They can sky high in the forest canopy
Could be a lion or a manatee,
They feed off what is called a mammary

CHORUS

Bats are mammals even though they fly up in the sky,
Finding their prey with a sonar-like eye,
Echolocation helps to guide them in the night
Just a vibration creates a sense of sight
CHORUS
I know some mammals that are square pegs
Funky southern mammals that lay eggs
I see you laughin’, but I wouldn’t kid ya
They’re the duck billed platypus and the spiny echidna
CHORUS
Let me tell you ‘bout some mammals in the ocean,
Dolphins, whales, and seals are causing commotion,
Trying to get a bite so that they can eat,
Turning fat to blubber, to insulate their heat

CHORUS

Attention! Alert! There are mammals all around us,
Hairy, smelly mammals, they’ve got the place surrounded,
So turn to your neighbor, say “I’m a mammal too”
And throw your hands up if you’re in the mammal crew

On the Loose

Chorus:
On the loose to climb a mountain
On the loose where I am free
On the loose to live my life
The way I think my life should be
For I’ll only have a moment, and a whole world left to see
I’ll be searching for tomorrow, On the Loose.

Have you ever seen a sunrise turn the sky completely red?
Have you slept beneath the moon and stars, a pine bough for your bed?
Do you sit and talk with friends although no word is ever said?
Then you’re just like me and you’ve been, On the Loose.

CHORUS
There’s a trail that I’ll be hiking just to see where it might go
Many places yet to visit, and many people yet to know
And in following my dreams I will live and I will grow
On a trail that’s waiting out there, On the Loose.

CHORUS
So in search of love and laughter I’ll be traveling ‘cross this land
Never sure of where I’m going, for I haven’t any plan
But in time when you are ready, come and join me, take my hand
And together we’ll share life out, On the Loose.

CHORUS

Red Tailed Hawk

I’m wearing my red tail feathers as I fly
I’m wearing my red tail feathers as I fly
I circle around
I circle around
The boundaries of the Earth
The planet of my birth.

Scat Rap

By Steve Van Zandt and the Banana Slug String Band

CHORUS:
IT….. Starts with “S” and it ends with a “T”
It come out of you and it comes out of me
I know what your thinking but don’t call it that
Let’s be scientific and call it “SCAT”

A squirrel ate a nut
It digested in its gut
It came out of it but
It was a piece of scat!

It was a piece of WHAT? (Piece of Scat!)

A coyote ate a bunny
It digested in its tummy
And it came of really runny
It was a piece of scat!

It was a piece of WHAT? (Piece of Scat!)

CHORUS

Look up in the sky
A bird is flying high
Oh! It landed in (someone)’s eye!
It was a piece of scat!

It was a piece of WHAT? (Piece of Scat!)

Bear ate a berry
It was kinda hairy
And it came out real scary
It was a piece of scat!

It was a piece of WHAT? (Piece of Scat!)

CHORUS

You can call poo
You can manure too.
But here at Outdoor School.
(we call it) Piece of scat!

It was a piece of WHAT? (Piece of Scat!)

You can find it on the ground
Sometime in a mound
It usually colored brown
It was a piece of scat!

It was a piece of WHAT? (Piece of Scat!)

Chorus

MAKE UP YOUR OWN VERSE

The F.B.I

By Steve Van Zandt

CHORUS:
           Am        C                                        D
*The FBI……..whenever something dies.
              Am             C                    D
Oh, the FBI…..is there on the scene.
        Am             C                    D
The FBI………is working overtime.
              Am        C                 D         Am
Oh, the FBI, to pick those bones clean.
C                                                 D
FUNGUS! …… **FUNGUS!,  BACTERIA!……**BACTERIA!
Am                                                                             C   Em   Am
INVERTEBRATES!….**INVERTEBRATES!, the   F     B     I.
            Am
There’s fungus all among us and its breaking things down,
                                       C            D         Am
Returning nutrients into the fertile ground.
Millions of mycelium underground that why,
                                                                                               C    D   Am
When you hold a handful of the earth you hold the   F     B     I.

Chorus
There are billions of bacteria in the that soil over there,
Microscopic life is in all water, land, and air.
You should know that they are there, but they’re too small for your eye,
These are the secrete agents of the FBI.

Chorus

Insects, bugs, and slugs and worms are working night and day,
The invertebrate crew, are special agents of decay.
To remove whatever’s rotten they will hop, crawl, hide or fly,
Enforcing nature’s law they are the FBI.

Chorus
Lay down very still in the duff and learn their ways
Lift up rotten log and you will surly be amazed.
Go creeping through the forest learn to see and be a spy,
In search of evidence of the FBI.

Chorus

* group sings “The FBI”
** group call and response, sing section 2x

The Moon is Glowing

The Moon She is Glowing,
Glowing and Growing.
The Moon She is Glowing,
Shining Down on Me.

Sister Moon Shine Down on Me,
A Child I Will Always Be.
Sister Moon Shine Down on Me,
Until We are Free.