2020 has taught us how much spending time with our families in the great outdoors matters. National and regional lockdowns have meant that, more than ever, we have made the most of our gardens and local environment for exercise, entertainment, and to regain a feeling of normality.
This festive season, why not have a go at some of PECT’s Christmas-themed Nature’s School activities? These newly launched resources aim to enhance children’s understanding of the world around them and allow them to discover more about the environment.
The free downloadable activity sheets include everything from a green advent calendar, instructions for how to make your own reusable beeswax wraps, and creating recycled decorations, festive bunting, bird feeders and much more.
“With the recent news about an extended winter lockdown period and regional restrictions applying, we wanted to support families with activities that enable them to make the most of their time together, and still enjoy a green Christmas,” explains PECT’s Environmental Education Lead Heidi Latronico-Ferris.
She continues: “Our local environment is sometimes an unexplored natural resource, often overlooked for its wealth of possibilities, and not always appreciated or looked after as it should be. Take this time to turn that around and discover natural wonders, learn from Nature’s School, and in return protect it for future generations.”
Nature’s School is not just for families – schools, charities and other organisations can also benefit from this resource and use it to create new ways of delivering the curriculum and learning objectives.
To access the resources, simply visit https://www.pect.org.uk/projects/natures-school-christmas/ or find PECT on Facebook @SustainablePECT.