domingo, 30 de março de 2008

Green Hour challenge 3

Yesterday in the evening we took another nature walk. This time I took the kids to see the Mororó river from another small bridge nearby.
First we went up the hill...

Then passed between two supermarkets...

And we got to the river. This is where the river comes from...

And this is where it goes to.

Unfortunately lots of rubbish and really dirty water. (My husband actually asked me if we'd touched the water and was relieved when I told him we hadn't, so that's how dirty it is). The kids were appalled at the amount of rubbish.

When we started our walk I asked the kids to be silent and just to listen and observe. Especially Luana took it very seriously and told her little brother several times to stay silent :) Once we got to the river I asked them what they had seen and heard so far. When we got home we talked about it again. On our way back we also got a nice idea of recycling plastic bottles into fun garden decorations. I'll share that as soon as I get one made!

The kids weren't in the mood for a notebook page but we'll do that later on. I think I'll print some of these pictures for our notebook as well.

I took a look at the following Green Hour tasks and I already decided that we'll focus on the river. There's no real information about the Mororó river as it's tiny but it runs into Jaru river which is much bigger and runs through our city. We'll be able to take a look at the animals (there are even crocodiles in the river, obviously far from the cities but still), the plants and the people living by the rivers so I think it'll be a lot of fun. I'm hoping my brother-in-law could take us on a boat ride on river Jaru a bit later when the rains stop. That'd be a real adventure for the kids.

We also spotted a potential picnic place a little further down the river Mororó. Yesterday it was too muddy to get there but we'll go back another day to take a better look. There's a serious lack of parks and places where kids could just play and run around. We're really missing that from Finland. But t his little spot we found could be really nice once it's not raining so much (almost daily at the moment).

2 comentários:

Poppy & Mei disse...

Fabulous post.
I can't wait to read more about the river.
Maybe you could make a little 'zine about the river for the local school's library as there isn't much info about it...Xxx

Barb-Harmony Art Mom disse...

Really interesting to see your nature walk photos since they are from a different part of the world.

I think the river is a great focus point and I look forward to reading more about it on your blog.

Thanks for sharing the link,
Barb-Harmony Art Mom