Monthly Archives: April 2013

Earth-walks

Earth walks, Chambers Farm Wood – April 2013

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Thank you for your enthusiasm and positive responses to  last weeks Earth- walks at Chambers Farm Wood, Wragby. Hope you all enjoyed a day out in the woods as much as I did 🙂

Thanks to Mary Porter and Debbie Lincoln of Herb -walks http://www.herbwise.co.uk/ for their inspirational inputs on the natural wonders of Chambers Farm Wood.

Quotes from the day

” Exceeded my expectations – really hands on, practical and enjoyable activities”

“I can’t believe I ate things off trees! It was amazing”

” Interesting, thought provoking”

 

 

Monitoring Catchments – A Woodland Survey

Sawrey Ground Plantation, Hawkshead, Cumbria

Thursday 9th May 2012

Monitoring and evaluating the impact of forestry on woodland environments. Find out how to carry simple field surveys to support the monitoring of the regeneration of this Ancient Woodland site.

  • Plant identification
  • Random Quadrat sampling –pros & cons
  • Carrying out a citizen science survey
  • Field work health & safety

This course is designed in collaboration with Windermere Reflections. It aims to highlight the issues surrounding land management within the Windermere Catchment. Sawrey Wood Plantation is a fascinating project whereas the owners seek to find an alternative to traditional clear felling in managing this woodland. Find out more at this informative and practical day in the woods whilst learning new skills that could help you to get involved in your own field work.

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Booking information from Caroline Carr at outdoorlearningconsultancy@gmail.com

Beyond the Classroom 2013

An Outdoor Learning Conference at at Sir John Mogg School, Detmold, Germany

Friday 12th July 2013

  • Keynote address by National Storytelling Laureate: Katrice Horsley
  • Assessing & Evaluating Outdoor Learning: Caroline Carr Outdoor Learning Consultancy
  • Developing Outdoor Learning Activities in Schools: Mike Silvani: Sir John Moggs

Bookings through:  sce.sirjohnmogg@sceschools.com

 

An Outdoor Learning Conference for Teachers

Cherry Garth, Humberstone 14th March 2013

A conference to inspire curriculum based outdoor learning opportunities for teachers and outdoor providers

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Conference feedback

“yes – fantastic ideas /inspiration & starting points… very hands on!”

“Active reviewing very useful & easy to apply straight away”

“Fire making fantastic!”

” Yes.. wanted lots of ideas and got them – great to do activities”

Beyond the Classroom 2014

Provisional Date: Thursday 20th March

Location: N.E.Lincolnshire

Interested in presenting a workshop to promote outdoor learning & the curriculum? Contact Caroline to discuss at outdoorlearningconsultancy@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environmental Learning Cards

A great day out exploring natural environments through OEAPs Environmental Learning Cards

 

Cherry Garth Scout Campsite – Thurs 25th April 2013

Planning for cross curricular activities to engage young learners with the environment. Activities to stimulate learning through guided outdoor play, independent exploration, literacy, maths and science.

This brilliant resource from OEAP focuses activities into four areas through 25 activity cards and a teacher’s manual.

  • Awareness & Experience
  • Explore & Understand
  • Sustain & Conserve
  • Create & Share

Cost £135 (includes pack of Environmental Learning Cards)

Book at outdoorlearningconsultancy@gmail.com

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