Local pond and water feature exploration could benefit children’s education. Safety considerations with regards to children and open water obviously need to be taken into consideration; showing them how to safely explore pond life and encourage a greater awareness of nature and the environment.
A recent article from This is Local London suggests that children have been able to analyze pond life from a visit to Epping Forest Field Centre, where park staff helped 58 local children learn about nature in the water feature.
Sarah Etherington told This is Local London that:
“People often aren’t as willing to explore ponds as they are, say, to roll over a log and look at what is underneath. We want to get children excited about the hidden world of pond life.
Pond liners can be used to great effect to create a water feature in a garden; which then can be used to let children safely explore nature. Water attracts many species including frogs, toads and birds. The addition of a garden pond could help to attract animals as well as helping children’s learning.
Posted by Paul Windas
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