Year 1 visit College Lake Environmental Education Centre
What a fantastic day we had as we enjoyed stories, games and sensory outdoor exploration. Not to mention a teddy bears picnic in the woods! Discovering the four secrets of life that enable all animals to survive was very interesting. We also created a new home for our bears to inhabit and had a wonderful time investigating the natural world.
When we arrived we listened to a story about how the bears lived in the woods. One bear called 'Edward Bear' wrote a letter and set us a challenge to find out what bears need to survive?
We had to put our bears in a special basket, hopefully we will see them later for a teddy bears picnic!
We were given a colour sample and set out to look for a colour match in the sensory nature trail.
Close your eyes....
....what sounds can you hear?
Insects and humans love these scented plants. Have a sniff, which is your favourite?
In the sensory nature trail we found a jar of sponges. 'Edward Bear' said that these sponges have magical powers.
If you dab the damp sponges on plants then put them up to your nose your sense of smell will be stonger.
Back to the question of what will bears need to survive in the woods?
Time for a game of bears and trees.
All the bears must find a tree to shelter under.
What happens if you cut down some trees? There is not enough trees for the bears to take shelter under.
Two bears have to shelter in the same tree.
If to many trees are cut down....
...the bears are unable to find shelter, they will not survive.
Now for a story about the Maharajah, the desert and the trees
The Maharajah kept cutting doen the trees which left the village without any shelter.
The villagers covered the Maharajah with sand until just his orange turban showed. The villages dug him out when he agreed not to cut down any more trees.
We would like to give a huge to College Lake Environmental Education Centre for making our day so amazing and to all our parents helpers without you this visit would not have been possible.