Ecology Lessons for Kids
Holiday trips, vacations and summer camps are all learning lessons for kids.
Make a conscious effort to bring them to visit places where they can learn more about how to care and why protect the environment is crucial.
We pay a visit to the Penang Reservoir during one of the school holidays.
Learn Ecosystem in Summer Camp
Expose the kids in natural environment during lesson makes it easy for them to understand the importance of ecosystem. They see how animals and plants live in co-existence to support one another. That’s the reason we need to protect nature so that such balance is in place.
The children walked around the pond and garden to learn about ecosystem.
The kids then complete worksheets about ecology for kids after a briefing on ecosystem.
They also built a miniature ecosystem in a jar.
Understand Endangered Marine Life
It is estimated that 30 to 50 percent of all living species may be extinct by the middle of the 21st century. It is disheartening to know human unsustainable activities had impacted nature environment greatly. Even marine life is not spared. I strongly believe inculcating the appreciation of nature since young is part of ecology for kids. Children would then grow up to appreciate nature, protect the environment and living species.
With this goal in mind, we made a trip to Pulau Payar, a protected marine conservation park in the northern part of Malaysia. The children had their first real life experience of snorkeling in crystal clear blue seawater. They also had the experience of come in contact with the many beautiful fishes in the sea. The most fascinating experience is to see sharks at such close distant.
In this trip, they learned
Pay a visit to Turtle Sanctuary in Penang National Park also serves to teach them about turtle conservation effort.
Ecology for Kids School Lesson - Make Field Trip in addition to Classroom Teaching
My kid's school made a trip to study about river when this topic was covered under International Primary Curriculum. The class learned about the source of water, why we need to keep water and river clean, how pollution affects life around river.
I am very supportive of such activity held by the school.
Visit to Recycle Water Treatment Plant
Water is one of the precious natural resources. Saving water has been one of the habits my kids were taught since young.
During one of our trips back to Singapore, we visited NEWater plant to understand how Singapore reclaims used water. Without any natural resources, Singapore has been investing in technology for its sustainability on water. Not only has it invested in desalination plant to turn sea water into pure water, it has also invested in reclaiming used water for industrial and domestic usage.
There is learning opportunity for kids during holidays too. Such educating moment create experience makes acquiring knowledge last a life time.
Ecology for kids can come from different sources. Keep exposing them to such topics and they will learn the importance of living harmony with nature.
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