Local elementary school children were invited to the nature watching event in the biotope located in the Gunma R&D Center (Meiwa-machi, Ora-gun, Gunma) on July 7th.
This is one of our continuous activities with the purposes of contributing to the community and letting children learn the importance of our nature.
The Center invited 81 first graders and their parents from the Meiwa Nishi Elementary School of Meiwa Township and held event activities such as insect collecting and crawfishing.
The elementary school children took insect nets in their hands and ran around with vigor in the biotope. We could also see some children crawfishing with cheers.
The children who participated in this event commented, “Crawfish looked so dynamic when I looked at it up close,” and “I was able to collect insects without worrying about cars.” We were able to provide them with delightful memories and opportunities to enjoy nature.