Sign up for free resources:
Subscription Form - Footer

Waddle giggle gargle

Book cover - Waddle Giggle Gargle

COVID-19 has brought its challenges for humans whereas some animals have reclaimed territories and enjoyed a quieter and more peaceful world as the result of the pandemic. However, there are suggestions that this swooping season may be more stressful for both magpies and humans in Victoria as the birds struggle to recognise people wearing face masks!

Once you have reached your centre without being attacked and the parents have managed to safely drop off their children, you may be worried about how to keep the children in your service safe from magpies when playing outdoors during swooping season.

Putting a positive spin on this nuisance, Pamela Allen tells us the story of three creative engineers who terrify the magpie with their invention, allowing them to walk past its nesting tree safely.

What could it be that they invented? How else can children use their engineering skills to address real needs in their environment? How can technology help humans and animals to live together?

Avatar: Kerstin Johnson
Article author: Kerstin Johnson
Content Editor & Resources Developer

Kerstin is our editor and looks after all the content at Little Scientists. Her aim is to make everything as engaging and user-friendly as possible for workshop participants.

Sign up for our newsletter:
Subscription Form - Footer