In Australia, we get used to seeing pictures of landscapes completely burnt by bushfires. It can be hard to believe that these places could ever recover. But just like a graze on your knee eventually heals itself, or a really tough day can get better, natural environments can gradually regenerate, on their own and with our help. In this activity, you will go on a silent walk through nature, using your senses to notice new growth and life.
Lesson guides and printables
- Access to a forest or garden area
- Mindful Walk reflection sheet
Following this lesson is an ideal way for students to participate in Planet Ark’s Schools Tree Day – the largest nature-care event in Australian schools. You and your students will join thousands of amazing teachers in making a difference, fostering a child’s love of nature and creating positive environmental change. So, get growing! It only takes a minute to register for Schools Tree Day.
Learning@Home from Cool Australia
Learning@Home resources are designed for parents and teachers to use with children in the home environment. They can be used as stand-alone activities or built into existing curriculum-aligned learning programs. Our Learning@Home series includes two types of resources. The first are fun and challenging real-world activities for all ages, the second are self-directed lessons for upper primary and secondary students. These lessons support independent learning in remote or school settings.