My Green World to monitor dormice in Leigh Woods from 2018!
We are very proud to announce that from this spring, we will be taking over the monitoring and surveying of the dormice that live in Leigh Woods! The hazel dormouse is a protected species and groups all over the country are helping by monitoring dormouse populations, providing nestboxes and actively managing the woodland (eg by coppicing) to maintain a suitable habitat.
The hazel dormouse is a brilliant climber and spends most of its life in the trees. It is nocturnal, so we rarely get the chance to see them. They live in deciduous woodland (just like Leigh Woods), hedgerows and scrub. Their favourite food, apart from hazelnuts, is berries and insects. If you would like to find out more about the dormouse, click here
Free Spring Twilight Workshop for teachers and TAs
Tuesday 7th March, 5pm – 6.30pm
Would you like to offer more Learning in the Outdoors to the children in your school?
My Green World’s highly experienced tutors will lead teachers/TAs in a selection of hands-on, tried and tested numeracy, science and literacy activities that can be used to introduce or augment Learning in the Outdoors back at school. The workshop will take place at My Green World’s Learning Space in Leigh Woods (Forestry Commission site), a fabulous new educational venue for schools and other groups.
Email us now to book a place!
10th December 2016
Kids in the Woods returns on Wednesday 11th January 2017!
It has been lovely to see so many new faces at Kids in the Woods! We have enjoyed making reindeer decorations, dens for teddies and going on a bug hunt, listening to stories and enjoying hot chocolate around the fire. Our youngest recruit is only 2 months old (and admittedly did sleep half the morning!) and oldest (so far) is 3. Our themes for the winter and spring are birds and how to feed them in our gardens, birds and their nests, and eggs (both real and chocolate!). We’re also going to get arty and make some giant woodland creations.
Hope to see you all again soon!
1st November 2016
New! Fortnightly Kids in the Woods (Wednesday mornings)
Get your toddler or pre-schooler outdoors to discover the natural world!
Come to explore the woods and enjoy a range of sensory and craft activities specially designed for toddlers/pre-school children. There will be a different theme each week, with something to make and take home. We will finish each session with a story and a drink, sitting around the fire.
9.30am – 11am
Wednesdays 9th & 23rd November and 7th December
For more information, click here
New! Free twilight workshop for teachers
Would you like to introduce more Learning in the Outdoors to the children in your school?
My Green World’s experienced environmental education tutors will lead teachers in a selection of ‘hands on’ tried and tested activities that can be used to support Learning in the Outdoors back at school. The workshop will take place at My Green World’s new educational venue – the Forestry Commission’s Leigh Woods site – and will also serve to introduce this new outdoor Learning Space on the edge of Bristol to local schools.
In addition to the workshop we will offer all schools a half price educational session at our Learning Space in Leigh Woods.
Our next Twilight workshop for EYFS, KS1 and KS2 teachers and TAs will be held on Monday 3rd October, 5pm – 6.30pm. Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
1st January 2016
My Green World wins contract to offer all learning provision at the Forestry Commission’s Leigh Woods, Bristol
We are very proud to announce our new partnership with the Forestry Commission at Leigh Woods. This contract sees the continued growth of My Green World in the field of environmental education in Bristol and the surrounding area.
1st February 2016
Natural Connections Demonstration Project
We know that people learn well outdoors. The Natural Connections Demonstration Project, which worked with 130 primary and secondary schools across the South West of England, carried out a three-year evaluation of how outdoor learning can be embedded into school life, as well as its impact on pupils, teachers and the school ethos.
The project findings are no surprise to us! They found that outdoor learning
• helps develop resilience, confidence, social, problem-solving and group skills
• enhances the curriculum because it is less restrictive; it is particularly beneficial to maths.
• increases pupil engagement and well-being
• improves links between schools and communities
• often improves attainment