Here are my top 5 nature gift tips for kiwi kids.
1. Something to read and something to do. Pair a nature book with an exploration aid - binoculars, magnifying glass, waterproof notebook or bird whistle.
|Team 'At the Beach' with a waterproof notebook|
2. Create a nature explorer kit. Repurpose a box, container or bag for a simple kit. Add magnifying glass, a jar or see through plastic container (for observing finds before putting them back), tape measure or ruler, notebook. For older children who might be venturing further afield, consider a tramping kit such as: compass, local topographical map, whistle and torch. Or a beach kit such as: snorkel and mask, flippers, marine guide.
|'At the Beach' and 'Under the Bush' come with ID cards|
ideal to make up part of the nature explorer kit
|Tiritiri Matangi is accessible by ferry from Auckland,|
a gift voucher for the trip makes a great present
|Young Birders New Zealand - free to join|
and get the Fledglings magazine
|Rafting and camping along the Clarence River|
life jackets were provided, waterproof cameras came in handy!
And, once they have their gifts, spend some time with kids in nature, that's the biggest and best gift you can give.