Museum Week 2 ~ Exploring Nature With Children

Last week in Exploring Nature With Children was Museum Week. We had a very special trip planned for Rose: Shark diving!

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It was a super-exciting day for her; one that has been anticipated for a while. I went behind the scenes with her whilst she received her training, then once she was underwater, I joined dad and sister in the underwater tunnel to watch her.

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I have to confess it was so difficult to film in there that I didn’t get much. I shared a short video on my Instagram account (right hand sidebar) But I couldn’t manage to embed in this post!

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Once her dive was over, we did the obligatory gift shop visit.

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Then we spent time looking around the aquarium at the various exhibits.

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We really must read Pagoo again!

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I fell in love with this wee tortoise. He really was tiny! We spent ages watching him; he was right out of My Family and Other Animals, which we are enjoying tremendously.

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We worked on journal entries at home, choosing to sketch something we had seen there & referencing photos to help us.

Rosie’s Rainbow Tetra

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I chose jellyfish, a Tetra, and a beautiful, unidentified fish.

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What are you studying this week?

Happy exploring!

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4 thoughts on “Museum Week 2 ~ Exploring Nature With Children

  1. Hi Lynn

    What an amazing experience! One I am sure Rose will not forget in a hurry.

    Such colourful fish, something very different in the nature journal.

    We haven’t taken a museum visit as we already have quite a lot on this month so we will save it until next month. I am sure you know it is world ocean day tomorrow, I think we will do something along those lines tomorrow for our 30 days wild.

    Saw our first stag beetle tonight in the woods.

    Best wishes

    Jenny

    • Oh Lynn how terrible for you all. It’s even more difficult when such a young one is struck down.

      As a past owner of a springer (and dog trainer) you might find a horses lunge line useful. It is more of a handful than one of those extending lines but more controllable and safer for all concerned, I would also recommend a head collar, which should be properly fitted, take him along when you buy it. The head collar should be used on a standard lead not the long one 🙂

      Best wishes

      Jenny

  2. Looks like a great day and experience. Thanks for sharing some book links too, they look great for when my kids are a little older and have gone straight onto my wish list.

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