Nature Treasure Hunt
Environmental education workshops with the local kids from Las Tolas are always fun, and so two weeks ago we invited a group of 16 kids from Las Tolas for a Nature Treasure Hunt at Un poco del Chocó.
Together with our conservation intern, Chloé from Belgium, we had planned a mixture of fun and nature activities at the reserve. In order to make it more interesting and challenging, we created the story of a stolen treasure the kids had to find. They would get a piece of a code on where to find the treasure for each activity realized.
Thursday afternoon Wilo picked up the kids in Las Tolas and they were all very excited to have a sleep-over at the field station. So once the kids reached the reserve, we started off with some fun games to canalize their energy. We divided the kids into two teams and from now on each team had the chance to win a part of the key to the treasure. The two teams, the “monsters” and the “lions”, as they had called themselves, had to compete against each other. It was so much fun to watch them playing and a good start for the workshop.
After dinner we went out on a night hike. Accompanied by either Wilo or me, each team had to find a certain number of katydids, spiders, caterpillars, frogs and stick insects. And despite a light drizzle each team completed the given challenge.