Neath Port Talbot’s Countryside and Wildlife team is encouraging families to take part in their daily wildlife challenge with the aim to raise spirits during the nationwide lockdown.
The first challenge in the series will be launched on Monday 4th May from NPT Wildlife’s social media pages. The tasks will be tailored to suit the current lockdown situation whilst raising the profile of the natural environment.
Councillor Annette Wingrave, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Sustainable Development, said:
“Spending time in nature has been shown to have important positive effects on both health and mental well-being.
“The daily challenges will show that in a time where access to nature may feel limited, children can still enjoy the benefits from the garden, the view through a window, or when getting outdoors for daily exercise.”
Each challenge will give an exciting insight into the natural world and some challenges may be based on projects that the Countryside and Wildlife team have worked on in the Neath Port Talbot area. This will include tasks such as having to use your observation skills to identify different types of wildlife, taking photographs or story writing.
To take part in the daily challenges, visit the NPT Wildlife’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages (@NPTWildlife), follow the activity guidelines and use the hashtag #NPTWildChallenge .
Challenges will be published daily on week days at 10.30am from Monday 4th May.
News taken from NPT Council Website 03/05/2020