Vernal Equinox Week : Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Vernal Equinox Week’.

The word ‘equinox’ literally means ‘equal night’. The spring (vernal) and autumnal equinox are the two days in the year when the hours of light and darkness are almost equal.

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Happy exploring!

Spring Pond Study Week: Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Spring Pond Study Week’.

The natural world is waking after its long winter sleep and you will begin to see much activity at your local pond.

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Happy exploring!

Nesting Birds: Exploring Nature With Children

This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Nesting Birds’.

This week’s walk is all about looking out for, and observing nesting birds.

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Happy exploring!

 

 

A Field Trip: Exploring Nature With Children

 

field-trip-weekThis week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Field Trip Week’. To quote Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the places you’ll go!”

This weeks all about choosing a new place to go for your nature walk; either an entirely new place to you and your child, or somewhere you very rarely visit.

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Happy exploring!

Evergreens: Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Evergreens Week’.

We shall be exploring how these beautiful trees survive the cold and low levels of light.

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Happy exploring!

Earthworms : Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Earthworms Week’.

This week, we are studying the humble, but very important earthworm.

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Happy exploring!

Candlemas : Exploring Nature With Children

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This week in Exploring Nature With Children is ‘Candlemas Week’.

Candlemas takes its name from the blessing of candles for use in church throughout the coming year, and marks the presentation of the Holy Child in the Temple, where Simeon held Jesus and called him a ‘Light to the World’. In pre-Christian times February 1st was an important festival to celebrate the returning light.

Here are some helpful links to get you going:

Do let me know how you get on.

Happy exploring!