Landmark 22 (Citizen Science)
One of my favourite things to do with my group here is citizen science! Citizen Science allows us to connect to our world in a productive way. Learning the names and properties of the wild beings that share our home teaches us to appreciate their beauty and their importance. This morning we began “The Great Mushroom Hunt”, which is an effort to create a map of the mushrooms and fungi of North America. How exciting! We first stopped to sketch “Shaggy Inkcaps”, of various sizes. We also found what we think is an entoloma. What I love about this task, which we will carry on for the entirety of the international event, is that we will be learning about our findings together! I know only a small bit about mushrooms, and am looking forward to discovering more with the friends.
Babbling Brook Daycare – September 19, 2022