Children in touch with nature at Baguang

Writer: Liu Xudong  |  Editor: Holly Wang  |  From: Shenzhen Daily  |  Updated: 2020-06-01

On Saturday afternoon, the Baguang Silver Leaf Wetland in Dapeng New Area had not only the sounds of the rustling of leaves, sounds of birds and rhythm of waves, but also the chatter and laughter of children exploring and learning in nature.

To celebrate Children’s Day, which is held in China on June 1, Baguang Nature School invited Dr. Liu Yi, a Whitley Awards winner who holds a doctorate in Environmental Sciences, to give children an interpretative tour, passing on knowledge about the plants and animals they found while walking along a route that leads to the sea.

The 1.5-kilometer tour started with an ice-breaker game, then Dr. Liu introduced the youngsters to mangroves, common cerbera, coastal heritiera, rocks, crabs, sea anemone, ligiidae (woodlice) and more along the coastline, and ended with a mini workshop in which children shared and reflected on what they had learned through drawings and discussion.