At the heart of our mission at Tending Your Yard, Tending The Earth is the passionate belief that the path to shaping the future stewards of our planet begins with fostering a genuine connection with nature. With this in mind, on Saturday, October 14th, 2023, we were thrilled to recently host a lively group of children from Cambridge Camping. Their infectious curiosity and the joy of discovery reaffirmed the importance of our endeavors.
Molding the Protectors of Tomorrow
The future of our planet rests in the hands of the young generation. To ensure a green and vibrant Earth, it is imperative that children today are not just informed but also emotionally connected to the environment. There’s a myth that nature is perilous and unpredictable. But, as we always emphasize, nature is not to be feared. If we inadvertently instill a fear of the outdoors in our youth, we risk cultivating a generation detached from the very environment they are meant to safeguard.
Discoveries, Big and Small
Our nature walk with the children from Cambridge Camping was brimming with discoveries. From the playful antics of fuzzy bumble bees attempting to navigate their way into elongated flowers to the camouflage techniques of elusive salamanders, every moment was an opportunity to learn and wonder.
One particularly enlightening moment was the discovery of predatory bird scat, containing tiny mammal skeletal remains. This initially discomforting find soon became a lesson in the circle of life, turning expressions of distaste into those of intrigue and fascination.
Interactive Challenges and Nature’s Canvas
Our lawn alternatives garden served as the perfect setting for interactive challenges. The children were playfully tasked with counting the number of steppers, ensuring they were actively engaging with their surroundings. Amidst this fun challenge, nature showcased its seasonal palette with the radiant purple of asters juxtaposed against the deep yellows of goldenrod, a visual treat for anyone visiting during this time of the year.
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Every day at Tending Your Yard, Tending The Earth is a step towards creating a future where our children are not just knowledgeable but also deeply passionate about the world around them. We invite educators, parents, nature enthusiasts, and everyone else to be a part of this journey.
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