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Outdoor education offers a unique blend of adventure, learning, and personal development that benefits children in many different ways. It provides fantastic opportunities for children to learn about environmental protection. By learning about the environment, they can develop an appreciation of the natural world and an understanding of the interconnectedness of all living things.

Integrating environmental awareness into teaching will broaden children’s understanding of the world and highlight the importance of preserving it. This past week, we celebrated World Wildlife Day. The Friendly Frogs learned that Wildlife means all living things that grow or live in a natural habitat, including plants and animals. We talked about the different habitats and what we can do to protect the animals and plants occupying those habitats.

Following our discussion, we engaged in active outdoor learning activities to enrich our understanding further. Each group were tasked with collecting materials from the environment to construct miniature ecosystems within jars. Some gathered soil and mud, while others collected leaves and twigs. After putting the ecosystem together, we discussed the potential inhabitants of these miniature habitats. The soil might house creatures like worms, while snails could be found beneath leaves on the ground. Leaves might shelter ladybirds and caterpillars. The experience was a delightful and educational experience for the Frogs.