A lot of fun learning about nature was had at this year's IRD Duhallow's Nature Camp. Children are receptive to environmental education if it is interesting and entertaining.
Up to 17 children attended this years’ camp and were entertained by a number of fun outdoor activities including pond dipping for aquatic invertebrates, bug hunting with nets, small mammal trapping, scavenger hunts, making home-made bird seed feeders, orange and grapefruit river race, arts and crafts, learning about our native birds, mammals and animals with some of our stuffed species, making bug hotels, examining invertebrates with a microscope and animal bingo to name but a few! Children’s love for nature comes naturally, all it needs is nurturing.
Raising young peoples’ awareness is a key objective of the RaptorLIFE project, as they will be the future guardians of the environment.