Peak District National Park
Longdendale Environmental Centre
The Skywalkers had a great day today as guests of the Peak District National Park Rangers. We discussed the impact of climate change on some of the wildlife found in the Dark Peak - birds, mammals and insects.
The Skywalkers worked as teams to find camouflaged mountain hares, nectar for bilberry bumblebees and nests for curlews, and then used information about each animal to crack the code to a padlock on a mystery box.
Inside the boxes were seeds and pledge cards, as well as a special treat!
After lunch, we discovered the amazing ability of moss to retain water and how it can be used to repair areas of peat which have been damaged by erosion (walkers' boots) or wildfire.
Finally, we considered how our activities contribute (or don't...) to global warming by thinking about the carbon footprint of various activities.
Thanks to the rangers for their time, the seeds and for the special book we were given as a gift for the class - we can't wait to explore it further!