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Young detectives on bug watch

Young detectives on bug watch

Wednesday 23 July 2014

Young detectives on bug watch


Jersey’s National Trust are training up some young detectives to look after the local environment.

They have given Nature Detective Notebooks to all primary school pupils aged between eight and ten and hope it will encourage and inspire them to learn about and respect the environment.

The books are full of arts and crafts, quizzes and diagrams as well as a challenge for the children to create their own wormery.

The Trust are also running “Marvellous Minibeasts” sessions at 12 primary schools this week where the youngsters will learn some both surprising and disgusting facts about bugs before going on a bug hunt in the school grounds to see what they can find.

The project has been sponsored by HSBC. CEO Nick Winsor said: “I am delighted that HSBC is able to support the production of the first Nature Detective Notebook. It’s a terrific way for the bank to continue its work in educating young people about the importance of the environment and developing partnership with the National Trust for Jersey.

"Finding out about Jersey wildlife can be a fun and rewarding way to explore the natural world.”

 

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