In two weeks time, there will be a Wildlife Explorers meeting where the children will be learning the all about Country Code. My job for this morning was to read up on what it's about, and to make a little activity sheet to start the day off. As I couldn't remember anything about the Country Code other than "Don't littler!" and "Shut the gate behind you," I needed to do a bit of internet research. There were a few points I hadn't even thought of - "always tell someone where you're going"....It sounds obvious when you read it, but I have definitely violated that one.
We thought a picture matching game would be a nice way to get everyone interacting with it, so I drew a few pictures - some litter, a gate, a farmer - and wrote sentences from parts of the code to be matched with the pictures. Once it was all on paper I had fun getting people to try it out!
Now that's ready for the meeting, I'm working on a poster which will be going on a stall at a Science festival. The theme is around clever birds - in particular the Carion Crow, so I'm going for an 'intellectual' style cartoon crow, with a tie and glasses (quite the bird brain). Perhaps I will upload a picture of it when it's finished!
Thanks! I'm glad you like the sound of it, it was a lot of fun and I've made another poster since then, of a barn owl. Been meaning to upload my work for a while now, so I'll upload some of that today (afraid I can't show you the carion crow at the moment!)
watch for the next post :)
The carion crow sounds very exciting Rebecca. it would be great to see some of your other work. Especially the childrens ones. Please update soon!