How’s your sense of direction? Birds, butterflies and other creatures travel thousands of miles each year without as much as a map. How do they do it? At this migration themed workshop we learnt about all the different ways migrant creatures navigate, made our own sundials and helped feed our tired new visitors.
We slipped on some boots and searched for newts! At a Brockwell Park workshop we learnt about their life cycle, their camouflage and how to spot the males with their crests. We made some leaf inspired newt artwork and played our camouflage challenge!
Sadly the newts were hiding from us but we did find some gorgeous tadpoles!
This mathematical folktale from India shows just how powerful a young girl with a head for numbers can be! When the foolish Raja underestimates her, Chandra uses exponential growth to teach him a lesson.
This story is a brilliant way to spark kids’ interest in ecology. Best for ears aged 6 and over. An original story inspired by ecologist Suzanne Simard’s TED talk ‘How trees talk to each other’.
Incredible photography from Unsplash by: Lukasz Szmigiel, Sebastian Unrau, Steven Kamenar, Valeriy Andrushko, Gustav Gullstrand, Micah Hallahan, Dan Stark, Subtle Cinematics, Martin Sepion, John Tecuceanu, Johann Siemens, Camille Brodard, Tomas Tuma, Michael Hacker, Arnaud Mesureur, Matt Artz, Pine Watt, Johannes Plenio, Johannes Plenio, Sebastian Engler, Jan Huber, Gerrie van der Walt, Austin D, with two of my own images sneaked in.