Our HE group was lucky enough to be invited to be guinea pigs for a new Estuary Explorers project. We were hoping to go along and learn all sorts of things about estuary birds and their habitats through activities and games.
Jonathan and I were both feeling pretty yucky but decided we would go anyway. Ric (formally Ric the Ranger) was taking the session and as the girls had previously done woodland skills with him we were hopeful that it was going to be a good session.
Jonathan had a good time at the start and was distracted from his yuckiness by some table based activities. He was pleased to be able to identify a marsh harrier but we were all somewhat bemused by the moor-hen which featured an interesting interpretation of its colouring.
He also enjoyed designing his own bird with its own adaptations.
I liked Ruth’s table’s attempt at this with the welly boots!
The games involved things like wearing beaks and collecting worms as well as getting into smaller and smaller areas of salt marsh. Jonathan had really had enough by now and came and sat with me instead for most of it.
Overall Jonathan had as good a time as he was up to, Ruth didn’t really have any content that was appropriate for her but enjoyed playing with the little ones and I enjoyed seeing some of my friends who I haven’t seen for a while. We’d definitely do more things with Estuary Explorers.