Adventures at your place!
08 May 2020
If you have been pulling your hair out trying to find ways to occupy your children during the COVID-19 restriction period, Hunter Local Land Services is here to help! Adventures at Your Place is a series of fun activities for kids to undertake in their own backyard.
We are posting a new activity every week - so get everyone on board as your kids discover, learn about and enjoy their piece of the landscape puzzle.
Hunter Local Land Services School Engagement Officer, Jane Lloyd-Jones said with families still being asked to adhere to social distancing rules, this free activity series is a perfect way to have some fun, and explore nature – without having to travel anywhere.
“During the Adventures at Your Place activity series you will be exploring your backyard and your local bushland or creek/river, where you may be asked to research, observe, experiment and collect things that help you discover and learn about your piece of the landscape puzzle,” said Jane.
“So far we have learned about backyard pollinators, native birds, the importance of soil health and appreciating nature all around you.”
Now a new school term has begun and for families currently homeschooling their children, it’s wonderful that all of the activities in the Adventures at Your Place series can be used to support NSW syllabus outcomes, including science, geography, english, visual arts and even maths!
“So they’re not only fun, but educational too,” said Jane, “Go ahead and try them out with your kids.”
We’re enjoying getting feedback from children participating in the activities, you can even post your work directly on the site to share with fellow nature enthusiasts!
Adventures at Your Place is free, and available now! A new activity is posted on the website each week. To start your adventure, visit https://www.adventuresatyourplace.com.au
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