Welcome to Nature Nudge.
We absolutely love hearing your feedback and are delighted to see so many of you getting out into nature. Have a look at the Nature Nudge in our Community page to see what people are doing and finding in nature. If you would like to share your activities with us: perhaps a story you wrote; a photo of what you found or a drawing you did please send them, or if you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future Nature Nudge video let us know. email:email@example.com
Note to teachers/parents/carers: Click on this link for the Nature Nudge Chilli challenge. NN-Chilli-Challenge.The Chilli rating suggests difficulty of task or challenge it might offer. This summary sheet should help you find suitable age appropriate activities for your pupils/children and there should be something for everyone. More detail and helpful info for each topic are in the links below that video.
Purlin ida ebb activity ideas:
Look at it dis wye – Activity Ideas:
Starlings are brilliant mimics. Karen caught Starlings mimicking a local dog on the video. I heard one mimicking a Lapwing but I didn’t get it recorded. Listen closely to the Starlings – you never know what you might hear…. Click the link below to meet Stella and see what we mean….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XXYcr0S4Ts
Dell Deeper – Activity Ideas:
Dell even Deeper – Shetland’s Soils
(The full interview with Jonathan Swale SNH)
Dell even Deeper – Germination
Caroline explains germination in more depth and grows her own tatties and strawberries
Hugely impressed with the Jamieson boys for going and finnin dir ain maet and then eating their whelks with such enthusiasm. WELL DONE YOU boys. Your video is absolutely brilliant. The question is… did your dad aet up his whelks too?? 🙂
Fin your ain maet: activity ideas
Peerie Hames – Activity Ideas
Bumble Bee Survey: https://shetlandcommunitywildlife.org/project/
RSPB Wader recording Sheet: Nature_Nudge_Wader_recording_sheet
Troo Peerie Eyes – suggested activities
Crangs and Thangs – suggested activities
Wirkin wi Nature – suggested activities
Sit Spot and Story
“It’s a skill as old as time—to go out into nature, find amazing things and bring them back to your tribe. But it’s not enough to lay down your find and hope your people understand, you have to share how you found it and what happened inside your heart when you did.
Encouraging the mindful practice of sitting still and quiet in one spot can be so rewarding, as wildlife gets to know you and starts interacting with you. Telling the stories of what happened in your daily sit spot deepens the experience and connects us all together – especially important in these COVID times.
Sit Spot and Story encourages children and young people to feed birds, find a daily sit spot and observe the birds in Shetland then to tell the story of what they have observed. The following links and ideas can be used for children and young people of any age:
Big Schools’ Birdwatch registration is now open and this year is even more exciting as we are offering live lessons in partnership with BBC Two’s Winterwatch.
Check out the link below to find out more about the live lessons https://www.bbc.co.uk/…/big-schools-winterwatch…/zv8vn9q
For those teachers delivering some form of in school learning, to register to take part in Big Schools’ Birdwatch follow the link below https://www.rspb.org.uk/…/for-teachers/schools-birdwatch/
For those doing home learning, families can take part in Big Garden Birdwatch by following this link https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/