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【May/June】Wildlife Picnic at Suzume Farm! Let’s Observe Tiny Creatures Living Inside Rice Fields!
A lot of creatures live inside rice fields and their surrounding waterways, ridges and reservoirs. Immediately after rice fields are filled with water is the time you can see many small creatures such as daphnia, which you usually only see in science textbooks. Let's take a peek into the world of tiny wildlife together!
wildlife observation only: 2 hours, wildlife observation + local food experience: 4 hours
Number of Participants
1. Indoors introduction (yearly cycle of rice field, brief explanation about creatures, precautions)
2. Gathering small creatures from the rice paddies
3. Careful observation of creatures indoors
A lot of creatures live inside rice fields and their surrounding waterways, ridges and reservoirs. Immediately after rice fields are filled with water is when you can see many small creatures such as daphnia, which you usually only see in science textbooks. However, since these creatures are so small, they are rarely visible with the human eye, even when caught. At this event, you will be able to observe these small creatures carefully using a handmade, “hand-held microscope.” Through this observation, you can have fun while learning that many creatures live in rice fields and understand the deep connection between farming and wildlife.
※Reservation required to participate.
At this event, by observing the creatures that were actually caught inside the rice fields, you will realize that fields where rice is grown is used by many creatures as a place to live. Through this observation, you can have fun while learning that many creatures live in rice fields and understand the deep connection between farming and wildlife.
|Experience Program Name||【May/June】Wildlife Picnic at Suzume Farm! Let’s Observe Tiny Creatures Living Inside Rice Fields!|
|Activity Location||Izumi ward, Fukuoka area.|
|Operator Name||Mukai＊Ikimono Labo.|
|Time Required||wildlife observation only: 2 hours, wildlife observation + local food experience: 4 hours|
|Minimum number of participants||5people|
|Maximum number of participants||20people|
|Reservation Deadline||7 days before by 17:00|
|About suspension of the activity||When stormy weather is expected, we may decide to cancel the event. In that case, we will contact you on the evening before the event.|
|Important notes regarding participation||We will walk along the footpaths between rice fields, so please bring long boots.|
|What is included in the price||Experience fee, materials fee, guide fee, consumption tax, and insurance.|
|What is not included in the price||Transportation costs from meeting area to experience area.|
|Method of Payment||Pay cash on the day.|
|About cancellations and changes||Please contact us as soon as possible in case of cancellation or changes.|
|Cancellation Policy||There is no cancellation fee. Since we must change the activity insurance, please contact us as soon as possible.|
|Meeting Spot||10 Sekizoe, Fukuoka, Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-3225|
Jonouchi Public Hall, Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-3225
|Meeting Time||Please come 10 minutes before the start of the program.|
|Access||15 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway Izumi PA Smart IC.|
Use the parking area at "Jonouchi Public Hall" (room for 7 cars, inform how many spots needed when applying)
（※If you contact us in advance, we may be able to accommodate. Please consult with us.)
|About Guides and Tours||A guide will lead the expedition and provide commentary.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|
A guide will explain in English.
|Company / Organization||Organizer: Suzume Farm|