Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

YOUR VIEW; Summer Holidays Are the Perfect Time to Explore Our Great Outdoors, Says Caroline Found of Saltholme RSPB

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

YOUR VIEW; Summer Holidays Are the Perfect Time to Explore Our Great Outdoors, Says Caroline Found of Saltholme RSPB

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THE school holidays are just about upon us - and for those of us who are a little more family focused and looking for activities that will keep young explorers happy, our programme of summer fun is in full swing!

Pond dippers are turning up some fantastic creatures from the deep, and with different-themed crafts and trails (with a nod to some family films) from the classroom each week, we have plenty to keep the whole clan entertained throughout the holidays, so come along for a visit.

Connecting our children to nature is important for so many reasons. Many studies have been carried out and show the benefits to children's development, but a connection with nature is also an insurance policy for the future of our wild spaces.

By connecting children with nature, we are developing tomorrow's conservationists and ecologists, and helping to save nature for years to come.

Coming shortly on July 29 is our Big Wild Night Out, when we enjoy a dusk walk to see the wildlife that's about when we are usually away. …

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