On Saturday, November 25, 2023, the Kyoto Model Forest Association held the “Let’s Play in the Autumn Forest” Children’s Forest Growing and Hands-on Learning Session at Narabigaoka of Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City! Narabigaoka Forest Explorers 2023″ at Narabigaoka, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto.
30 people, including 15 children from elementary school and their parents, participated in this event.
Thanks to the guidance of the instructors, they discovered findings that might otherwise be overlooked.
The children observed leaves of various shapes and played rock-paper-scissors with leaves of Kakuremino/Dendropanax trifidus.
A big Kakuremino/Dendropanax trifidus leaf.
A glider of Gleichenia japonica leaves.
At the end of the tour, the children received certificates of participation from the instructors in the open space, where the autumn leaves were beautiful.
Comments from the participants,
“Playing rock-paper-scissors with leaves was fun! I want to come back tomorrow!” “I live near this forest, but I didn’t know that was a pleasant place to visit like this.
“It was interesting to observe things that I would never have noticed on my own, thanks to the instructors!”
KMFA will continue to hold events to familiarize children with local forests with the cooperation and support from multiple companies and organizations.
Organized by the Kyoto Model Forest Association
Sponsored by Chuo Warehouse Co.