Morgan Ramsay (Resource Consent Manager from the Clutha District Council) is coming this Thursday for a site visit of our proposed Bug City. She will help us apply for a resource consent. We will keep your posted on developments. Text: Gloria Photo: Gordon
We saw an Australasian Harrier Hawk flying in a strong wind the
other day. As we watched, a strong gust of wind blew the hawk backwards. At
first the hawk beat his wings furiously trying to make headway but to no avail.
Then he stopped and waited for the gust of wind to die down, before he used his
wings to propel forward. When the next gust of wind came, he let the power of
the wind push him backwards. Then as the wind receded he started flapping
his wings again, flying forwards.
What a great visual lesson for the children about working with nature, not
On Monday the teachers had a very interesting professional development day on Nature Schools with with Celia Hogan from Christchurch. Many thanks to Jackie Stoff, Lesley Keach, Robyn Lunn and Janis Roulston for joining in our session and sharing their ideas. Celia's website is well worth a look at www.littlekiwisnatureplay.com
Celia shared a video about the effects of too much screen time on children's brains.
Please take a look at the following link. It is a very thought-provoking video.