Visiting Nature Reserves with Kids

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How to make use of visits to Nature Reserves and provide children with safe and educational input. Links to your National Curricula and tips on home schooling for parents and teachers.

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Visiting Nature Reserves with Kids

  1. 1. TRAVEL & LEARN with Kids’n’Go Published by Kids’n’Go Editions © 2013 www.kidsngo.org
  2. 2. Visits to Nature Reserves help children become more sensitive towards nature and understand our role in its conservation. Science Ecology Ethics Geography Reasoning Creativity Emotional Development Multisensory experience Physical Development Health & Safety www.kidsngo.org Elafonissi, Crete
  3. 3. Science Examples: • nature reserves as habitats for animals and plants • adaptation of plants and animals to local conditions • formation of dunes, coves, caves, deserts, islands, lago ons, bathing pools, cliffs, valleys, c anyons • tides and the moon www.kidsngo.org Algarve, Portugal
  4. 4. Geography Examples: • climate vs. geographical location • landscape and specific land features: rocks, volcanoes, cliffs, valleys, caves, dunes • environmental changes – how places have become & why • map readingwww.kidsngo.org Elafonissi, Crete
  5. 5. Ecology www.kidsngo.org Algarve, Portugal Examples: • human activity and its positive & negative effects on environment • appropriate / inappropriate behaviour when in nature reserves • tourism and its influence on nature reserves • endemic / endangered species and how to protect them
  6. 6. Multisensory Experience Examples: • exploring textures, colours, smells, odours, temperature, weight, sizes, shapes, sounds, taste: - rocks, stones, pebbles, shells - water and sand play - twigs, leaves, moss, trees - sea, waves - berries, nuts, fruit - rain, sun, fog, wind - insects & animals - recognising sings, trails, footpaths www.kidsngo.org The Karkonosze Mountains, Poland
  7. 7. Health & Safety Examples: • risk assessment related to: - water, waves, varying depths, underwater currents, reefs, sea animals - high cliffs, falling rocks, slippery slopes, slips, trips, falls - poisonous & spiky plants, nuts and fruit - wind & sun protection www.kidsngo.org Algarve, Portugal
  8. 8. More educational tips and links to your National Curricula in BLUE LAGOON, PINK SAND & AN OCTOPUS Crete To download visit: www.kidsngo.org www.smashwords.com

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