When walking, we usually treat things “growing” in our path as obstacles. We avoid them. But what if we spent more time with them, examined more closely what they are? A forest is a territory dominated by trees. They can differ from each other in many details.
On our next trip to the forest, let’s try to touch them.
– To familiarize children with the variety of bark covering forest trees.
Time: 30 minutes
- Let’s touch the forest template. attachment 4.1
- white A4 paper, suggested weight min. 160 g/m²
- various art materials (e.g. corrugated cardboard, felt, wallpaper, pine needles, plasticine, sandpaper, etc.).
Course of the task
During the expedition we stop at the selected trees. We touch their bark. Let’s try to identify what they are called. For this, you can use a tree recognition key in book form or in an app, e.g. Flora incognita, LeafSnap.
Let’s try to document our findings. Attachment 4.1 will help with this. On the printed template, attachment 4.1, let’s stick on the trunks of such materials, which to the touch resemble the bark, of the recognized trees, e.g. aspen poplar has a trunk slightly rough like wallpaper, the bark of the broad-leaved linden or pedunculate oak is a bit like corrugated cardboard, etc.
Post powstał w ramach projektu współfinansowanego z Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt przy współpracy z Naturschutzzentrum Oberlausitzer Bergland.