30 Days Wild – Day 16 to 20 – For diverse communities

This month is 30 Days Wild 2016, an initiative of The Wildlife Trusts who say “This June, can you do something wild each day for a month?”

What they are saying is that nature is everywhere, so by looking for it through your normal day, you should start to notice it and enjoy it more.
They say that they don’t want you to give anything up for June, just give yourself time in the wild with your family, to reconnect with nature. 26,000 people have already signed up, but it would be great if you signed up to taking part at http://bit.ly/1WZnYKW.

So, for my 30 Days Wild, I have decided to connect with nature each day in a different way, that could feel relevant to Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities or People of Colour (POC) in the USA and be practical if you live in an inner city area. Things that BAME people can identify with and so might find it easier to try.  Not just young people, but BAME people of all ages.

For day sixteen, plan a day out.  Go to your nearest seaside, travel by car if you have one or catch a bus.  Walk along the beach with your family or friends breathing in the fresh air and the sea.  Feel the sand in your toes or pebbles under your feet.  Play rounders, cricket or football, laugh a lot and most of all have fun.

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig, Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh
Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig, Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh
Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig, Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh

 

Yannick Yalipede Cornwall
Yannick Yalipede Cornwall

For day seventeen, how about dancing outside in the garden, open space or park.  Dancing with friends is even more fun!  I did some Bhangra dancing with a Sikh friend.

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with Shinda Sirah

For day eighteen, lie on some grass and feel the sun on your face – do it in your garden or in a clean and safe space in a local park or green space.

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

For day nineteen, singing in my garden but you can go with a group of friends and family to your local park or green space.  Singing is really good for lifting the mood especially with drums or a guitar.

Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig

Tonight was also the summer solstice, the longest day of the year where many people go to Glastonbury Tor for sunrise, so it was special to have this and a full moon.

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Hi, I’m Dr. Mya-Rose Craig. I am a 19-year-old prominent British-Bangladeshi ornithologist, environmentalist, diversity activist as well as an author, speaker and broadcaster. At age 11 I started the popular blog Birdgirl, and at age 17 I became the youngest person to see half of the birds in the world.

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