This video says about itself:
Blue tit leaving nest-box (first time)- on mother’s instructions.
From British daily The Independent:
Attenborough alarmed as children are left flummoxed by test on the natural world
By Sarah Cassidy, Education Correspondent
Friday, 1 August 2008
Could you or your children identify a Goldfinch?
Children have lost touch with the natural world and are unable to identify common animals and plants, according to a survey.
Half of youngsters aged nine to 11 were unable to identify a daddy-long-legs [see also here], oak tree, blue tit or bluebell, in the poll by BBC Wildlife Magazine. The study also found that playing in the countryside was children’s least popular way of spending their spare time, and that they would rather see friends or play on their computer than go for a walk or play outdoors.
The survey asked 700 children to identify pictured flora and fauna. Just over half could name bluebells, 54 per cent knew what blue tits were and 45 per cent could identify an oak. Less than two-thirds (62 per cent) identified frogs and 12 per cent knew what a primrose was.
Sir David Attenborough warned that children who lack any understanding of the natural world would not grow into adults who cared about the environment. “The wild world is becoming so remote to children that they miss out,” he said, “and an interest in the natural world doesn’t grow as it should. Nobody is going protect the natural world unless they understand it.”
Education has become full of faddish business studies, management studies, etc.
British wildife watching increasingly popular: here.