Learning About Decomposers

Last month, we visited a local native garden. The grounds showcased native plants and trees. Amidst the beautiful surroundings, volunteers had set up educational activities for children. One was centered on the role of decomposers in nature.

Children were invited to dig through a log with a garden shovel.

They were to hunt for bugs.

Each time a bug was found, the grown-up volunteer would supply the child with a small container. The containers were topped with magnifying lids allowing children a chance to observe the bugs very closely.

The bug containers can be found here.

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