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 [...]

Earth Day at the Wilderness Foundation UK

Happy Earth Day! Earth Day 2013 is focused on climate change and the many faces it is revealing. Climate change is not just about increased temperatures, it is about all the knock-on effects that come from global environmental change. Whether natural or not, environmental changes are happening on a global scale and it is a [...]

Crowdsourcing Challenge – help us choose our focal species!

We are looking to choose a set of focal species for the Chatham Green Project and need your help! The Chatham Green Project is about balancing the 21st century needs of farming, nature and people and so part of what we do is to try and create the best habitats we can across the farm. [...]

MARISCO Workshop at Writtle College

On the 19th April, Wilderness Foundation staff led a MARISCO workshop with Writtle College's Level 3 Animal Management students. The students were asked to put themselves in the shoes of farmers, house builders, local residents, environmental activists, fishermen and rambling groups in a multi-stakeholder threat analysis workshop based on the CMP Open Standards principles. Conflicts [...]

Leave No Trace School Workshop

On the 16th April, the Wilderness Foundation visited Ford End Primary School to teach their pupils about the 7 'Leave No Trace' principles. The whole school took part in an interactive assembly where they were introduced to the 7 principles and asked to help apply them to various situations. Later on in the day, one [...]

Community Tree Planting Day Success!

Over 1200  trees were planted this past weekend when  the Wilderness Foundation UK and Strutt & Parker Farms hosted the first of many community tree planting days to celebrate the creation of Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Wood on their site in Chatham Green. Around 80 people attended with visitors coming from as far [...]