We first went pond dipping as a family last Summer, and the kids loved it, so when we had the opportunity to go on a home ed trip to a local outdoor education centre to do both pond and river dipping, we jumped at the chance! Nanny was visiting too, so she came and joined in while Daddy (aka Martin) worked.
What is Pond and River Dipping?
Pond or river dipping is so much fun for all the family and you can do it as part of an organised group (like we did), in your pond at home, in a stream or rockpool – there are so many great places to explore! You need a net, and a tray which you need to fill with water from the pond or stream – this is where you will empty your net and see all the intriguing creatures that live in the water! You also need wellies if it is boggy, muddy or if you are paddling in a stream!