One of the Junior Watch groups for the Cumbria Wildlife Trust is the Muncaster Owlets. This is an after school club for young environmentalists and run by the World Owl Trust. Every month the club meets to take part in wonderful wildlife activities, whilst having fun and learning about the natural world around them.
Christmas was no exception, with the December meeting being all about decorations made from natural materials. “Using natural materials is a great way of getting kids to look more closely at things they find out in the countryside, from seed heads to pine cones, especially at this time of year when at first glance things can look bear.”
The children started with a collection of different natural materials. Firstly they decorated a picture frame with some wonderfully artistic designs showing through. They then made a traditional Christmas wreath by weaving freshly cut willow into a circle. Added some colour with greenery and finally decorated their wreaths with pine cones. This creative session was enjoyed by all and some children even surprised themselves with their creations.
|World Owl Trust
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The World Owl Trust is a member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA). The Trust relies on a dedicated membership, visitors, donations and legacies.