Tree identity parade
Fun tree hunt
Two ways to help younger girls identify trees in their local area.
- Before the meeting or trip, visit the area and identify some distinctive trees. Create a checklist incorporating pictures and descriptions of these trees.
- On the day, get the girls into pairs and give each a checklist. On the walk, ask girls to look for the different trees and see who finds the most.
- Before the meeting or trip, walk the route you plan to take. From your start point, look for a tree in the distance and take a picture of it. Walk to this tree, look around for another tree and take a picture of it. Continue doing this over the rest of the route. Print out the pictures.
- On the day, using either the pictures or silhouettes of the trees, challenge the girls in small groups (or all together) to follow the route you took, spot each of the marker trees and reach the finish line.
If an activity involves touching animals, soil or plants, make sure girls wash their hands straight afterwards.
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