Also known as the ‘Squirrel Game’, this quick, fun, activity helps children to learn about seed dispersal and one of the most well-known relationships in nature. It also tests their memory.
At the start of their visit the children are given nuts and asked to pretend that they are squirrels and cache them in the woods and remember where they have hidden them. An hour or so later, when they are leaving the woods they are asked to find their hidden nuts and consider the relationship between the tree and the squirrel. They will also learn about nature conservation by hearing about the Red Squirrel and how it is becoming extinct due to the introduced Grey Squirrel.
This activity lasts 5-10 minutes on the way in and 5-10 minutes on the way out, depending on group size.
Learning Outcomes/Curriculum Links
Science Curriculum: Working Scientifically, Animals and Living Things & Their Habitats.
English Curriculum: Spoken Language
This activity will help children to: