A nature walk is an opportunity to learn about Mother Earth and appreciate and admire her many facets. It can be entire math, science, art and even language arts lesson accumulated into one. It builds confidence and promotes creativity and imagination in children and adults alike.
Walking around, using our 5 senses to explore something new gives a great sense of accomplishment. GIIS, Tokyo also emphasizes on student-led learning, and it was during the week of July 8~12, 2019 that the primary students at Nishikasai campus were taken for a nature walk.
The students of grades 1 and 2 were thrilled to observe different types of plants, insects, and learn particularly about the pomegranate trees. The walk was a part of the students’ EVS activity.
The students walked around expressing their excitement about everything they saw and heard, and wanted to note down everything. They smelled flowers, heard the birds chirping beautifully and the gentle sound of canal water. They were thrilled to know the Japanese botanical names of different plants.
Finally, the students thanked the community helpers for keeping the area clean.