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John Muir, Schools and Duke of Edinburgh Leaders…

February 13th, 2015

What a busy couple of weeks, despite the chill factor there has been a lot of folks getting outside recently to follow in John Muir’s footsteps… On Saturday I spent the morning with 40 DofE Leaders in Eastbourne. I led a workshop at their group meeting where we discussed the options for using the John … Continue reading John Muir, Schools and Duke of Edinburgh Leaders…

Have you spotted the Water Voles?

February 13th, 2015

A new information page about Water Voles is now available on the Learning Zone. Find out more about this charismatic critter and how they are making a comeback in the South Downs National Park. Learn about their lifecycle and how to spot them. We are currently processing some camera footage from motion cameras to bring … Continue reading Have you spotted the Water Voles?

Prehistory sessions now available at Lewes Castle

February 13th, 2015

This year, for the first time at Lewes Castle, we have added prehistory sessions to our range of workshops for schools.  Lewes Castle shares its site with the Museum of Sussex Archaeology at Barbican House so we are able to use real artefacts to support handling sessions for the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron … Continue reading Prehistory sessions now available at Lewes Castle

Visiting St.Lukes in Brighton

January 22nd, 2015

On Monday I had the pleasure of teaching the Year 4 children at St. Luke’s School in Brighton. With each class we discovered special places and thought about how to protect them for the future, this lead onto exploring the special qualities of the South Downs National Park. To start we thought about our own … Continue reading Visiting St.Lukes in Brighton

New Book: Learning with Nature

December 18th, 2014

Learning with Nature is full of fun activities and games to get your children outdoors, to explore, have fun, make things and learn about nature and help them grow up happy and healthy. Suitable for groups of children aged between 3 and 16, the graded activities help children develop: • Key practical and social skills … Continue reading New Book: Learning with Nature

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