Bernews: BNT Annual Children’s Nature Walk
A spokesperson said, “Valentine’s Day was the perfect day for children to grow their love for nature at the Bermuda National Trust’s [BNT] Children’s Nature Walk at Spittal Pond, sponsored by Arch.
“Around 200 children, parents, grandparents and camp leaders enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air at Spittal Pond on Tuesday 14 February. They were guided in small groups to several different stations in the reserve, where they learned about its different habitats and cultural features from local experts.
“This annual event is so important as it gets children outside for a couple of hours in a natural space, which enhances their learning and their attention span and connects them with nature so that they might become good stewards of the environment,” said Dr. Dörte Horsfield of BNT, who talked to the children about pond life.
“Mahtorrie Wilkinson of ‘Camp Pioneers’ said that her campers had a wonderful time and that the walk was peaceful, very informative and eye opening. She liked the hands-on approach to learning – children were allowed to use magnifying glasses, refractometers and binoculars. They had so many questions and were very much engaged.