Data on our use of the natural environment

The Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) survey (from Natural England) provides data that show the ways that people engage with the natural environment such as visiting the countryside, enjoying green spaces in towns and cities, watching wildlife and volunteering to help protect the natural environment. Data are collected about how people use the natural…

11th Festival of Outdoor Learning

The 11th Festival of Outdoor Learning will be celebrated from 4 – 5th March 2017.  It takes place at Hollowford providing a wide mix of workshops and informal networking to provide new ideas.  Previous festivals have been over subscribed. Further information on workshops will be updated on this website in the coming weeks with details of how to book being…

CJS Professional

The latest edition of CJS Professional is now on-line. The jobs advertised this month include:   Exploring Gilfach Project Officer, Radnorshire Wildlife Trust ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’ Landscape Partnership Development Manager, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Events and Education Assistants (part-time), Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust One post each at Robinswood Hill, Gloucester and Greystones Farm nature reserve,  Bourton…

Birmingham Forest Oaks AGM

Birmingham Forst OAKS is holding its AGM on January 21st (1400 to 1600).  All welcome at Kings Heath Park House. The OAKS is a voluntary organisation (formed in 2004 as the Birmingham FEI) which gathers together groups and individuals involved in Outdoor Learning in Birmingham. The group seeks to promote the educational use of local woodlands and…

Earthworm Watch

    Earthworm Watch is a collaboration between Earthwatch Institute (Europe) and the Natural History Museum in London.  The project is in association with the Earthworm Society of Britain. Earthworm Watch is a national citizen science project that sets out to empower young people, whether as part of a school class, outdoor learning group, home…

National Wildflower Centre to close

The National Wildflower Centre is a seasonal eco-visitor attraction in Knowsley which began in 1975.  Its trustees issued a statement on Thursday saying: “Finances have been increasingly challenging during this time of continuing austerity and it is with great sadness that its Trustees have decided to wind down all business operations by February 2017.  During these…