Welcome to the Children in Permaculture Activities section
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Holistic Planning

Theme:
A. Introducing permaculture
B. Living nature
C. Design
D. Growing food
E. Built environment and resource use
F. Social permaculture
Holistic planning (HP):
Eyes
Hands
Heart
Head
Age:
3-6
7-12

Theme  Topic  Sub Topic Age HP Details
Buildings Biomimicry Watch how birds build their nests.
Buildings Biomimicry Observe how buildings are built in harmony with the natural landscape and climate (lower buildings in a high valley, pointed roofs where it snows a lot, green roofs, etc.).
Buildings Biomimicry Copy a design from nature into something they build (biomimicry).
Buildings Biomimicry Talk about something amazing which an animal does, such as 'How does a bird make a nest with it's beak!?!' and try to copy their shelter (e.g. foxes den, wood mouse nest).
Using nature's gifts wisely Eco-friendly travel Observe the impact of various ways of transport (steam trains [coal], traffic jams, horse and cart, etc).
Using nature's gifts wisely Eco-friendly travel Use an "Eco footprint calculator" app to measure the environmental impact of different forms of travel over a given distance.
Using nature's gifts wisely Eco-friendly travel Implement an active travel plan (to save fossil fuels).
Using nature's gifts wisely Eco-friendly travel Celebrate as a whole school the number of days/distance travelled with lowest carbon footprint (compare using an app or other method).
Using nature's gifts wisely Eco-friendly travel Learn about the benefits of active travel (cycling and walking etc.) and different alternatives to the car.
Using nature's gifts wisely Eco-friendly travel Learn about eco-friendly ways of traveling and transportation.

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