Foraging for Schools
Why Teach Foraging in Schools
Children, due to their innate curiosity, have an affinity with nature. They spend so much time outside, whether it’s in their garden, park, schoolyard or playing sports, they are probably outside as much as they are inside!
Benefits of Foraging for Children
There are so many benefits to teaching kids to forage.
1. It promotes a connection to nature
Encourages an appreciation and understanding of the natural environment, ecosystem and local wildlife.
2. Develops problem-solving skills
Foraging requires kids to use their observation, deduction, and critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
3. Improves knowledge of plants
Helps kids learn about different plant species, teach them to identify them, their habitats, and their edible and medicinal uses.
4. Encourages healthy habits
Foraging can encourage outdoor physical activity and exploration, and promote a healthy lifestyle.
5. Builds self-sufficiency
Teaches kids valuable skills like self-sufficiency and resourcefulness that they can use to obtain food and resources.
6. Boosts creativity
Foraging can inspire kids to be creative with the ingredients they find and try new recipes.
7. Provides a fun and educational activity
Foraging can be a fun and engaging activity that also provides opportunities for learning and personal growth.
8. Encourages additional skills
Helps kids learn about healthy, sustainable and locally-sourced food options which, in turn, can encourage them to learn about gardening and growing their own food.
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