We’re noticing the wildlife around our homes, gardens and during our daily exercise more and more. As the seasons change there are many opportunities to see the creatures that live around us.
We’ll be updating this page with wildlife sightings, Crafty Creature makes and creations from the Museum of Zoology staff and volunteer team, as well as your submissions.. Check back later for updates:
Did you know that schools can share projects here too? Discover how students at Primakov School in Moscow have been discovering and creating with nature below.
Primakov School: Healing Nature project:
In a garden, an ecosystem of small creatures, a bee colony is under threat from the same dangers to Earth and to human’s, reduced by scale but as disastrous as war, disease, hunger. Without the bees the natural order is compromised.
This is the theme of “War and Peace in The Hive” an exhibition by the Primary students at Primakov School in Moscow Region, Russia created with their Art Teacher, Linda Landers.
“War and Peace in The Hive” Colony Collapse
We wanted the focus to be a planet is on the edge, at the smallest level, balance is fragile. Artwork in the exhibition was created over two months by students in Grade 1,2,3 and 4.
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Children used upcycled paper from the cafeteria, collected for this and other art projects. The paper was used for the plants, caterpillars and butterflies made by Grade 1 and 2; frogs and lizards are by students in Grade 4; bee colony by Grade 3.
The plants and frog tower are made from repurposed cardboard cylinders, upcycled boxes were covered with felt for plinths on which to elevate the garden. Staff and children collected food containers used by the food service to make the wings for the Bees and Giant Killer Flies.