CEO’s Blog – Dec 2021

Dear Friends, It has definitely been quite a year of change and adaptation.  We have all experienced the same trends on a local and national scale that are out there internationally – including covid, climate change, equality and diversity awareness, political ups and downs, impacts of population, conflict, migrants, and increased urban and industrial [...]

CEO’s Blog – July 2021

Dear Friends, We have the smell of freedom in our nostrils at the moment as the 19th of July looms as a date for lifting our Covid restrictions. I wonder what this will mean for us all - but sense we will all adapt in different ways -some of us revelling and partying, others [...]

CEO’s Blog – Earth Day 2021

Happy Earth Day to our Friends, Funders and Supporters, The guillemots fly over my head in two directions, reminiscent of a busy avian airport. Some fly so low over my head, as they come across the waves, that their wing-beats drum in my ears and I imagine the wind from their wings tickling my [...]

CEO’s Blog – March 2021

Dear Friends, Funders and Supporters, As I write, the office is alive with staff and outdoor therapists all streaming back in from their various programmes in the woods and fields surrounding our office.  Those stuck indoors welcome the smell of woodsmoke that follows them around, as if hinting of the outdoors and the experiences [...]

Green Mentor Blog

Dear Friends, Funders and Supporters, Thank you for taking the time to read this first blog post, which is all very exciting. I have some fantastic news to share with you all. We have recently received funding from the Ernest Cook Trust to fund the position of a 'Green Mentor' (that's me). The role [...]

2021-02-19T11:18:55+00:00January 15th, 2021|climate change, Education, Wilderness Blog|0 Comments

Free (funded) places now available on Out There thanks to YSG

The Youth Strategy Groups for Braintree and Chelmsford have joined forces to fund places for secondary aged students struggling in mainstream education

2018-09-26T09:46:45+00:00April 18th, 2017|Education, Foundation News, Out There|Comments Off on Free (funded) places now available on Out There thanks to YSG

New Out There Academy programme launches in Essex

Out There Academy We are now taking referrals for a 6 week outdoor and personal development programme for young people aged 13+ in the Chelmsford and Braintree area who are: struggling to engage and stay in school at risk of suspension leading to exclusion finding that behavioural and emotional wellbeing are big issues in their [...]

Learning Outside the Classroom Conference

The Wilderness Foundation UK are working in partnership with organisations and individuals from across Essex who offer programmes of environmental education and Education for Sustainable Development for the benefit of schools, other groups of young people and the wider public known as the Essex Learning for Sustainability (ELfS) group. We are delighted to be delivering [...]

Royal Highland Show Visit

Last week the Wilderness Foundation exhibited in the Royal Highland Education Trust Children's Discover Centre at this year's Royal Highland Show. As part of the programme to give children the opportunity to take part in new activities and learn more about food, farming and the countryside, staff and volunteers from the Wilderness Foundation UK led [...]

BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism Management

West Highland College UHI is launching a BA (Hons) course in Adventure Tourism Management which starts in September 2014. If you love adventure and outdoor pursuits, then study the BA (Hons) Adventure Tourism Management degree and you will acquire all the skills and knowledge you need to work in the dynamic and increasingly expanding global [...]

2018-06-30T14:03:27+00:00July 1st, 2014|Education|0 Comments

Land Management Training Project open for applications

Land Management Training Project now live and open for applications The Cairngorms National Park Authority have announced that as part of our support for Land Managers in the National Park, they can now offer a grant subsidy of 30% of training costs under this year’s Land Management Training Project. The current funding is for short courses [...]

2018-06-30T14:03:56+00:00May 15th, 2014|Education|0 Comments

Family Activities for May Half Term Holiday

Join us at our Chatham Green Project site for our Family Activity Session -  Homes and Habitats - where you can explore the different habitats on our farm and build a brilliant bug hotel on Wednesday 28th May. There are two sessions available  10 am  - 12 noon or 2 pm - 4 pm. Cost is [...]

2018-06-30T14:03:56+00:00April 29th, 2014|Chatham Green Project, Education, Events|0 Comments

Bug hunt and bug art!

Reception and Year 1 classes from Ford End Primary School visited the Chatham Green Project for an afternoon of bug collection, identification and then some bug art! The group spent an afternoon in the glorious sunshine on the Chatham Green Project meadows using pooters and beating sheets collecting and identifying invertebrates (to order level!). The [...]

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