After over a year of not going into a nursery setting due to the pandemic, I was delighted to start my workshops again in situ - Teaching Children Conservation Through Art - at the beginning of the Summer Term 2021.
The children at Mad Hatter's Nursery have already enjoyed colouring in and learning about endangered species in the Galapagos Islands along with plastic pollution and the Amazon. Known as the 'lungs of the planet', an area the size of a football pitch is cleared every minute in the Amazon rainforest, and as trees help combat climate change, it's food for thought, not only for the children but for all of us to ponder.
Toddlers as young as three years old are already reminding me of crucial conservation concepts they've learnt with me in previous workshops - since the end of April - and it's been fascinating to watch them creating such beautiful pieces of mindful, environmentally conscious art.
Thank you very much for having me again, Mad Hatter's; it's been a great start to the term, and I'm looking forward to seeing how the children progress with this fun and ecologically friendly schedule of learning ahead.