At the end of the year they will be leaving us to head off to different primary schools. What will they remember about our times in the bush?
Nature's creatures discovered along the way?
Morning tea at boat rock?
Playing with sticks and making shelters?
Exploring with their friends?
Creating bush art?
Or lying back and soaking it all in?
Research tells us that there is a window of opportunity to build the connections with the natural environment that will last a lifetime.
Even if their memories fade it makes me happy to think that our times in the bush have helped to develop these connections and build strong foundations for an affinity to and love of nature that will last a lifetime.
There's no way that we can help children to learn to love and preserve this planet, if we don't give them direct experiences with the miracles and blessings of nature." Anita Olds