Yesterday I took the kids to an Enviro Kids event at Bayside Community Plant Nursery. It was a great morning with fun activities for a predominantly young age group. Kids learnt what a plant seed needs to grow (soil, rain, sun) and different ways seeds disperse (people, animals, water, wind) through songs and other useful resources. We had a tour of the nursery and made a seed bomb too!
When the kids were asked if they knew what a weed was one lovely kid said "It's a cheeky plant growing in the wrong spot". I thought that was a great explanation!
It was interesting seeing the different age groups respond to the activities, the preschoolers and early school kids were right into singing and copying actions for a seed growing, but the older kids were like 'how embarrassing'... Good to know for future LiNC sessions.