Reveals a new way of discovering nature
IT CAN be hard work persuading children to cut down on screen time and go outside for fun discovering nature.
So I’ve come up with a QR trail that combines the natural magic of wildlife with the wizardry of a screen swipe!
I’m a Developing Green Talent trainee with the Berkshire, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) and I’ve developed the QR trail at College Lake, near Tring, to help families find new ways to learn about nature and have fun at the same time.
The modern barcode, known as a Quick Response (QR) code, is a way of accessing information. Using a smartphone and a special free app, you scan the code, which opens up a page on your phone with information about what’s around you.
This page includes interesting wildlife facts, activities and questions that showcase the sights and sounds of College Lake. Although this trail uses mobile phones and modern technology, it encourages families