Nature calls: a seris of nature-based outdoor activities

, Nature Conservation Foundation (2016) Nature calls: a seris of nature-based outdoor activities. i wonder.... pp. 107-108. ISSN 2582-1636

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Students, especially in urban areas, do not get to spend much time outdoors and in nature. But, a small park, an empty or abandoned plot of land or garden in school or at home, even in a crowded city or town can transform into a nature hotspot! For example the bark of trees, leaf litter and shrubs are home to ants, mantids and spiders. Concrete walls and small water puddles can house moths, bees, wasps, dragonflies and even frogs! We present a series of nature/outdoors activities designed to encourage children to observe and experience the natural world. These activities feature a range of plants and animals that students are most likely to come across in and around their homes, gardens, parks, school campuses and playgrounds. The design of these activities is deliberately kept simple. In a world filled with technology and other distractions, where learning typically happens in a closed-room environment, our aim is to encourage children to slow down, observe the abundance and the diversity of life that surrounds them, and help uncover the sense of discovery and wonder that the natural world offers.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: , Nature Conservation Foundation
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Science education, Natural science, Biology
Subjects: Natural Sciences
Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology
Natural Sciences > Plants (Botany)
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
Full Text Status: Public
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