Create a micro wildlife reserve and show it to your friends.

  • Hula hoops
  • Short pieces of rope or string
  • Sticks


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To Value the Outdoors

  • Enjoy being outside, feel comfortable in nature and feel connected to the natural environment.

Help your Community

  • Be able to take an active role in the community, give to others and make the world a better place.

  • Everyone should talk about Nature Reserves and National Parks. Think about how they were set up and what they aim to do.
  • Highlight that there is usually something special or unique to that area that the reserve or park will be based around.
  • Everyone should split into pairs or Patrols.
  • Each Patrol should create their own micro wildlife reserve.
  • Each Patrol should explore the area and find something that will be the centrepiece of their reserve or park.
  • Each Patrol needs to mark the edges of their reserve or park, using a hula hoop, rope or something similar to
  • form a boundary around their centrepiece.
  • Each Patrol should talk about why they chose that area and why it should be protected. They should showcase their micro wildlife reserve to the other Patrols.

For less of a Challenge

  • Mark out the nature reserves ahead of time.
  • Allocate one to each Patrol.

For more of a Challenge

  • Create a task in the style of ‘The Apprentice.’
  • Ask the Patrols to turn their showcase into a pitch.
  • The best pitch will win funding for the creation of a nature reserve.

This activity was all about valuing the outdoors and helping your community by noticing things in your local environment that you want to protect.

  • Why do we need to protect areas of nature?
  • What would happen to people, plants and animals if we didn’t protect them?
  • How do you feel when you spend time out in nature?

Everyone selected a different area to protect, which had something special or unique.

  • How did you choose the area for your micro nature reserve or national park?
  • Why did you feel like that was something worth protecting?


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