Up with the bogs!

Katy Ross

On the 10th May, Katy Ross organised a session for the watch group all around the brilliance of peatlands and the services they provide. The session commenced with a peatland game, small plastic balls representing carbon dioxide were thrown between peatland, woodland and atmosphere groups to help demonstrate why peatlands are so good at storing carbon. The groups then went on to think about the biodiversity supported by peatlands and the adaptations of the wildlife living on peat. Later the watch group took part in some role-play, representing different stakeholders involved in peatlands and they each considered what their stance would be in the development of a mountain bike park. The groups debated each other and came up with campaigns. The session ended creatively with everyone making artwork, songs and poems inspired by the brilliance of bogs and some members of the watch group interviewed Katy for their journalism badge.

“It was beautiful to see the enthusiasm I have for these ecosystems reflected in the thoughts and creations of the watch group” - Katy

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