Monday 16th May 2016: Saving Nature

After making fabulous bird crafts featuring endangered and iconic bird species, our May meeting began in earnest.

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Explorers considered the complex questions facing all conservationists:

  • What are the benefits of Nature?
  • What are the threats to Nature?
  • What can we do to help and make a difference?

 

Lead by our younger Leaders and Junior Leaders   there were some really interesting discussions amongst the Wildlife Explorers and some very comprehensive lists of answers.

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The group then learned about a range of creatures that are endangered but don’t often feature in campaigns to save nature as they are reagarded as unattractive. Some, like the ayeaye are even persecuted by locals for having an unusual or ‘evil-looking’ appearance. We discussed the important roles that all creatures play in their habitats, whether they are cute and cuddly or not!

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The session was rounded off with lots of fun and games as usual   – this time we tried our hand at Playdough Charades and then a spot of Blindfolded Blobfish!

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Leader Kat got an individual Mortimer moment in recognition of the excellent quiz  she prepared for the last meeting and all the Leaders shared a Mortimer moment for stepping in at the last moment for the April May meeting whilst Leader Tina was busy lambing.

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