Collect sand from the most magnificent beaches in the world
This is something that we do! Whenever we travel anywhere and plan to go bushwalking near a beach, we collect sand in a clean jar and label it. When we started it wasn’t much but over the last 2 years, we have a collection of sands and we can look back at the variety of colours, textures, impurities and marvel at the distinct characteristics of sand.
We have collected sand from NSW, Western Australia and NZ and it is one of the highlight of our showcase.
The trick of course is to have consistent looking jars which are dried and cleaned and ready to go! Caution: Please dry the sand carefully before packing it away in the jar to avoid any unwanted contaminations.
Also, don’t delay the labelling activity for too long and capture location, date etc.