Here's an interesting article from The Daily Telegraph about letting children collect wildflowers, insects, and fossils. Laws that prevent kids from collecting natural objects, including non-protected ones, deny children the chance to become interested in natural history and to learn taxonomy, one of the key "foundation stones" of science, says Sir David Attenborough.
Most hikers know to leave what they find outdoors, in order to leave no trace and minimize impact. But, what about with kids, who are naturally curious collectors, and whom we want to engage in the natural world? Fellow parents and youth leaders, do you ever let your kids collect and keep natural objects from outdoors? If so, how and what do you collect?
Read the full article "Let children collect flowers and fossils says Sir David Attenborough"
Thanks to f_klock for sharing this one.