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A day exploring - Kahui Manu Homeschool Group 18 February 2021

A sunny day was enjoyed by all as the Kahui Manu Homeschool group discovered, explored and inquired. Tasting the edible fruits, herbs and other plants saw the tamariki use and extend their knowledge of the outdoor world to the Southland Community Nursery environment. The education centre was the cool place to seek shade from the sun with the giant floor puzzles generating lots of knowledge of insects and spiders, their body parts and habitats. The pond and bush tracks were taken, collecting mingimingi seed, noticing the habitats and insects, and even seeing a possum trapped sparking talk about pests in our NZ forests and other ecosystems. Looking around the nursery at the seedlings and plants growing and potting up some kōwhai seedlings inspired learning around how plants grow, the parts of plants, and what plants do for us and other living things. A great day with a great group of people.