If you love nature and wildlife, and want to discover more about wetlands in particular, please take a stroll around the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s website and especially their Discover Wetlands pages.
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is the UK’s leading wetland conservation charity. And they are working "to create a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives."
There’s lots to discover and learn about wetlands from their website and there are things to do, for all the family – and this is a great chance to boost your knowledge about vital wetlands and what they are and why they are so very important. Sadly, they are often overlooked and seen as “wasteland” but they are critical for both wildlife and people and the good of us all.
Amongst the things to do, you’ll find a series of Make it videos. They are all short in length and easy to follow, and they give you lots of ways to encourage wildlife to your garden so that you can help all garden wildlife.
The WWV videos show you how to make things such as...
- A mini pond
- A toad hall
- A LEGO bird table
- A bird feeder
- Yoru own binoculars
- A bird hide
- A water cycle in a jar
- Your own t-shirt bag
- An upcycled bird feeder
- A bug hotel
- Eggy cress aniamls
- A nature star
They all come with an activity sheet in PDF format that you can download, too
The Discovery Wetlands pages also have quizzes you can do plus for teachers and parents (or I presume anyone who would like to do it), there’s a 12 week home-learning programme with everything you need to teach key science and geography topics at home!
Don’t forget that the WWT has a number of different wetland centres you can visit around the UK – you can find the one closest to you here.
Help our wetlands! They need your support
Please, please may I urge you to respond to WWT's call to give the creations of wetlands our support? Wetlands Can is asking for all our support (signatures) for the creation of 100,000 hectares of healthy wetlands – including in urban areas – to help fight today’s wellbeing, climate and nature crises.
Images on this blog entry ©WWT