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As promised, here is part 2 of what I’ve been up to with the primary 5 class at St Mary’s primary school in Coatbridge… Session 5 – Fact files, presentations and bug house diaries I had hoped the planters would … Continue reading
We know lots of you are involved in a range of Citizen Science, outdoor play and other outdoor learning activities. We therefore wanted to let you know about a great resource – the Outdoor Learning Directory… The Outdoor Learning Directory aims … Continue reading
… a “Splash” Course! Natural Networks is all about collaborating! In my placement I have been getting involved with other groups and organisations to contribute to a network of natural conservation on a landscape scale. A little while ago I … Continue reading
When the Glasgow Mid Week Group was asked to create a Numeracy Garden at Auchenlodment Primary School in Johnstone, I had no idea about the scale of what we were actually taking on! We were scheduled to do 8 work … Continue reading
On 18th June, whilst I was out exploring an overgrown orchard somewhere in the depths of The National Forest, Pope Francis released his encyclical on climate change, Laudato Si’ in Rome with thousands of supporters for company. I found myself wondering where … Continue reading
It’s time once again to update you all on my activities and findings in the past 4 weeks. As per usual, fieldwork has been of principal focus this month and I’m loving every single second of it! Every single day I … Continue reading
June has flown by in a mix of planting, meetings, training and of course, Gardener’s World Live. My month started with a busy day with the rangers, planting over 100 wildflowers in an area of forest that had been semi-cleared … Continue reading
“Every new beginning comes from some some other beginning’s end” – Seneca (or Semisonic…depending on whether you prefer a roman philosopher or an alternative rock band) When I started this traineeship back in January I had absolutely no idea where it would take … Continue reading
Citizen Science is all about getting out and about, noticing, learning about and recording the wildlife that you see – so a couple of things to get looking for when you are out and about volunteering, walking and just on the … Continue reading
Great article about the benefits of gardening for older people – as well as everyone else!. http://www.saga.co.uk/health/fitness/gardening-for-health.aspx Do you want to come along and meet us, grow your own food and feel better while doing it? Come along to our … Continue reading