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Outreach to Otatara School Term 1 2022

Term 1 has seen me on outreach visits, continuing the Southland Community Nursery’s strong connection with Otatara School. I am taking a number of classes to the adjacent Otatara Scenic Reserve for bush visits for students to learn about their local place, how special it is and what lives there. Inquiry and wondering on these visits has so far focused on class tree species, and using our noticing or observation skills. We have eaten blackberries, looked at leaves and bark and spotted seeds. We have seen some wondrous things…and some things we don’t want in the reserve! (i.e pest weeds - check the photos out). At the end of this term you will see a story from each class about our bush visits.