Environmental education sessions and programmes for all ages at Forestry England’s Leigh Woods nature reserve
We are currently waiting for Forestry England to review the provision of Outdoor Learning following the coronavirus pandemic in the UK. We are very much hoping to begin offering sessions again during the summer and into the autumn. As soon we we are permitted to we will publish available sessions for booking! In the meantime, enjoy discovering the beauty of nature for yourselves in our wonderful woodland.
Keep your eyes open for butterflies in particular as the summer butterflies are here and we should see a plethora of these wonderful insects at the moment!
For schools: our programmes cover topics ranging from life cycles and food chains to ecology and environmental art for Early Years through to Year 6 at Leigh Woods and Folly Farm, providing inspiring outdoors learning to support in-class topics. Follow these links for more information about our curriculum-linked schools’ programmes at Folly Farm and Leigh Woods. Currently both our sites are sadly closed to school visits but we are now able to offer visits to Folly Farm in the autumn term. We hope to be offering visits to Leigh Woods also as soon as learning provision is permitted. We will inform you as soon as this is confirmed. In the meantime, My Green World is able to come into school in order to help with your provision of outdoor learning or provide a similar curriculum linked programme to those offered at our sites, but within your own school grounds. Contact My Green World firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
There is growing evidence that outdoor learning …”offers learners the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills in ways that add value to their everyday experiences in the classroom“,
and that it offers … “group cohesion, social connectedness, feelings of solidarity” as well as “distances children from stress and anxiety embedded within a formal education context“. PRinOL (Peninsula Research in Outdoor Learning) Conference January 2020.
Learn more about our natural world…
For families: challenge yourselves to learn survival skills together or learn about owls or daytime birds; celebrate a special day with one of our outdoor themed parties, or join in on a nature walk & talk; all focusing on the natural world at Leigh Woods. We celebrate the special times of year too with events at Easter, Christmas, New Year and Hallowe’en! Family Fun.
For little ones: Spend a morning out in the woodland with your little one, learning about the wildlife on your doorstep, making something together and finish by enjoying a drink and a snack while listening to a story around the fire at the end Kids in the Woods
For adults, students and children with a keen interest in wildlife: Our Wildlife Walks & Talks are a great, focused way to learn more about a wide range of topics, from fungi, bats and tree ID in autumn and winter; to water voles, dawn chorus walks, dusk bird song walks and woodland flower ID in spring and summer. Wildlife Walks & Talks
For special groups: Enjoy a programme tailor-made for your group – call us to discuss the options for Brownies, Cubs, Youth Groups or any special needs group who would like to spend a session outdoors in the beautiful woodland setting of Leigh Woods nature reserve.
We are hoping to open during the summer months for My Green World events and sessions once it is safe to do so and we are very excited about this! Our partners, Forestry England, are reviewing the provision of events at Leigh Woods nationwide at the end of June and we expect some more news at that time.
Contact My Green World email@example.com for details.