FUN & EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
NATURE QUEST #1
How many different habitats do you have in your schools grounds?
All are good, but some are better for wildlife. Give your school grounds a ‘Wildlife Friendly Habitat score’.
NATURE QUEST #2
Biodiversity Action Plan
It’s important to know which habitats and wildlife are present in your school grounds, but it’s equally important to know what’s missing and how to help.
NATURE QUEST #3
Grow a Sunflower
So you want more wildlife in your school? Plant the right things and there’s a good chance that it will come.
To get you started, try growing some sunflowers.
NATURE QUEST #4
Birds are our most visible wild friends and no matter where you are, you’re sure to have brilliant birds to watch. From the ever-present Pied Crow and noisy Arrow-marked Babbler to majestic Eagles, you will find birds everywhere.
NATURE QUEST #5
Fancy rotten tomatoes, grass cuttings and onion skins for dinner? No? Well, we know wildlife that would! It’s one of nature’s miracles that fruit, vegetable and plant scraps that we throw away are readily gobbled up by an army of wild recyclers.
NATURE QUEST #6
It’s time to explore the world of insects. Can you spot a spider, dragonfly or beetle? From beautiful butterflies and dainty ladybirds to slimy snails and impressive cockroaches – no matter where you are, you’re sure to have a fun safari.
NATURE QUEST #7
I Spy Wildlife
Wild creatures live their own lives and aren’t always on show for us to spot. However, look close enough and you’re sure to see evidence of them. From fallen feathers and fur to footprints and poo, there’s loads of evidence for you to work out who’s around.
NATURE QUEST #8
Trees, Leaves & Seeds
There’s more to wildlife than fur and feathers. Here’s your chance to ‘branch’ out.
The trees of Zimbabwe are as important as the wild animals – the mighty Baobab is as strong as an elephant, living for up to 3,000 years.
NATURE QUEST #9
You don’t need to be a wildlife film maker to see some of Zimbabwe’s most amazing natural spectacles up close and personal. From the spectacular elephants to dazzling sunsets and knockout views – all you need is a little planning and a dash of patience.
NATURE QUEST #10
Got a taste for nightlife? What could be more exciting than a night under the stars?
The world is a different place in the dark, with wildlife you never imagined even exists.
NATURE QUEST #11
Count Your Kilometres
Wildlife has no choice but to use the power of its wings, fins and feet to move and some species make amazing migrations. Can you match a small proportion of their efforts in just a week or over the whole term?
NATURE QUEST #12
This is about looking closely and examining objects in the natural world, identifying and naming parts.
Examining natural things in real detail will help you to understand and appreciate how they work.
Main image credit: African Darter by Chris Collyer