We have a terrific way to explore nature in your own backgarden with the one square metre outdoor STEM project! This is a super easy to set up nature science activity that you can do in any season and just about any setting. In fact, we encourage you to explore lots of locations throughout the year!
Texture walk: how place feelsThe simple act of taking a walk—a walk with a curricular focus or purpose—can havewonderful educational impacts. This imagination and inquiry-focused walk isdesigned to alert children to different aspects of the local natural world.Step 1For this activity begin with a brainstorm about ways to describe how things feel to the touch—smooth,Continue reading “Texture Walk”
Going pond dipping is a bit like carrying out a scientific experiment! What will you discover, who will spot the biggest animal, will you find more frogs or fish…? Turn your pond dipping adventure into a scientific experiment by making some predictions about what you might find, use the attached worksheets from the Woodland Trust to help you.
Today we join Albert Nolan on a Wildlife Safari
In Ireland we are surrounded by so many different types of beaches ranging
from sandy to shingle shores, as well as mudflats to rocky shore lines.
This makes it extremely exciting exploring all of the amazing animals, seaweeds,
plants and creatures that live there.
Follow Leave No Trace Trainer Mairead to the intertidal zone and learn all about the animals that live there.
Take a deep breath, follow your nose and smell some of nature’s best scents. Did you know? Nature’s smells (flowers, cut grass, wild herbs) help us to feel happy. Remember when you are out in nature to be considerate of others, do not make too much noise and do not pick the wildlfowers, leave themContinue reading “Smell Nature”
This is National Biodiversity week and we are inviting the children to design their own dream park
Leave No Trace Trainer Trainer Mairead takes us on a vitrtual journey as she explores the seashore and teaches some interesting facts about the seaweed and algae that you will find! Explore more of the wonderful world that’s under the water along our coastline. Here are some additional exercises you can do after watching theContinue reading “Exploring the seashore – learn about seaweeds and other algae”
Let’s go camping – at home! You can do this in a tent on the lawn, under the stars, or sleeping out on the patio. You can even camp inside if the weather is too wet and wild. Build your own hut out of sheets and chairs.