Re­veals a new way of dis­cov­er­ing na­ture

Mike Iseard

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - GREEN SPACES -

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

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