It was fantastic to see families engaging with the videos and sharing their experiences, from planting seeds to making toilet-roll binoculars to watch the birds through. If you haven’t seen our popular pond dipping video yet you can head to our YouTube channel to marvel at tadpoles, dragonfly nymphs and water snails.
Since then we’ve launched our My Wild Child nature connection kits, available to families in the communities around our three usual sites - The Bommie, St George Park and Grow Wilder. Our autumn series of video sessions link to an activity in the kit each fortnight, incorporating something for every kind of learner - so far we’ve learned about the importance of trees, looked leaf shape and colour, followed a magical story about rainbows, made our own pair of owl eyes, and met Crinkle the friendly leaf. There is so much just waiting out there for us to explore, and it’s more important than ever to get outside and connect with nature during this time of uncertainty.