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!
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!
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 :)