Summer is a great time to get outside and learn more about the environment. Rock pooling and enjoying the ocean is a great way to spend the afternoon. This hands-on experience will introduce kids to the wide variety of sea creatures that lurk on our shores. Getting their hands wet will make an everlasting experienceContinue reading “Rock Pooling”
This activity makes the rock cycle real for your child. Processes that take millions
of years can be recreated at far lower temperatures in your kitchen. You and your
child can also finally make use of all those broken crayons you have in the cupboard.
Herbology Hunt. Monthly spotter sheets from the Wild Flower Society. Particularly suitable for younger kids with easy to identify and common verge and hedgerow plants
Find a row in any direction to win the game. Can you find them all?
Summer is a wonderful time for a wander around the woods. Escape the heat and enjoy a walk under the dappled, cool shade of the tree canopy.
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”
A seashore activity looking at the small creatures that live among the rocks and algae
If you haven’t already discovered it, it’s time to hook up with #SpeciesADay, a fun initiative from the National Biodiversity Data Centre
We challenge you to find the coolest invertebrates, and find out why they are endangered and what is needed to save them
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.