Maltese teachers and students discover nature at home Hundreds have been learning about Maltese wildlife through virtual field visits and weekly nature live sessions using BirdLife Malta’s virtual educational field visits and weekly online lessons.
Virtual field visits are educational, pre-recorded videos which guide the students to watch the local wildlife and answer questions related to their curriculum.
Birdlife Malta was also offering Dinja Waħda live sessions which are informative nature lessons suitable for both young children and adults.
In a statement, Birdlife Malta explained how in the past three weeks, audiences of over 200 students and teachers have tuned in to learn about migration, pollination and nests of different species, amongst others.
Dinja Waħda is BirdLife Malta’s flagship education programme which engages 75% of the Primary schools in Malta and Gozo with nature-based learning.
The Ministry for Education and Employment has also been connecting students with nature as they share BirdLife Malta resources on the new Teleskola website.
These educational resources are a temporary service provided by BirdLife Malta that have been created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and will remain in effect until schools reopen.
Sarah Jane Brady, BirdLife Malta’s Head of Education and Engagement, stated that children are missing out on experiencing nature during one of the best times of the year for Maltese wildlife.
“We wanted to make sure that children can continue learning, appreciating and caring for nature despite the restrictions. This is beneficial for children and their well-being as well as for the environment and we are very happy to provide this free service and invite everyone to learn more about nature” – said Brady.
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