This project focusses on introducing kids under 5 years old to the field of ecology through hands-on, outdoor activities. I believe this initiative has a great potential to develop scientific thinking in kids and their caregivers within an urban context. The proposal has clear objectives, methods and evaluation endpoints, thus I believe there is a good chance of success. " BES Review College, May 2022
What kind of activities did we enjoy?
The session activities were themed to ecological topics such as habitats, weather, recycling and plant growth enabling young children to explore early scientific enquiry skills and simple natural science knowledge through play. There was also space for caregivers to share stories, have a much-welcomed cuppa and explore the varied themes and activities alongside their little one.
How can I join in?
Thanks to support from Gatis Community Space and their National Lottery Community Funding, we are able to continue to develop and deliver these fun sessions in Spring 2023 through Wolves in the Woods.
Come and join us exploring the world around us - book your space now here!
The grant from British Ecological Society (BES) made it possible for these important and fun outdoor play opportunities to be delivered for little ones and their big ones in our city. We were encouraged that BES could see the value of the project and that they were confident in the project's potential to successfully promote ecology to all ages and support our world. Thank you BES for supporting the success of this project to help grow a robust and innovative science cultural capital in our city."
We are so grateful to the funding that made the project possible from:
About British Ecological Society:
We were established in 1913 and have been fostering the science of ecology ever since. Our vision is for nature and people to thrive in a world inspired by ecology.