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WOLW2024

On this page you will find various events and resources from WCfOL members to help you make the most of Wales Outdoor Learning Week 2024.

In addition to scheduled events, we have created a programme of resources but most of these can be done on any day of the week.

Please note that some of the events shared are closed events, but they have been shared to celebrate them and also provide inspiration for your own events.

Don't forget to use #WalesOutdoorLearningWeek in your posts! Let's create momentum for learning outdoors!

Monday 22 April

Curlew Conservation

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Bannau Brycheiniog National Park

21st April is World Curlew Day. Learn more about these incredible birds.

Urdd Pentre Ifan

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Urdd Pentre Ifan offer a range of activities and experiences (throughout WOLW) that empower young people to work together,
prioritise their wellbeing, learn how to look after our environment and contribute to a greener future. 

Mountain Walking

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Urdd Gobaith Cymru

(Closed Event) We have a day of walking and learning mountain rescue scenarios with pupils as part of their outdoor BTEC course.

Tuesday 23 April

Nest Box Making

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Gwent Wildlife Trust

With natural nesting sites in decline, adding a nestbox to your garden can make all the difference to your local birds.

Climate Change

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Duke of Edinburgh Cymru

DofE Cymru have pulled together some resources and suggestions for activities you can do to support the environment, tackle climate change, and make a difference for everyone. 

Generation WILD

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WWT

WWT has prepared a range of activities for people to do. Why not try some of these? 

Wednesday 24 April

A Special Day in the National Park

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Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools

 

We are lucky to have three national parks in Wales. Are you able to get out and explore?

PODS have a range of resources to help you make the most of your visit.

CAT at Home

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Centre for Alternative Technology

Get creative wherever you are with a variety of activities designed to inspire the whole family.

Investigate an environmental crime

Thursday 25 April

WILD Challenge

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RSPB Cymru

Are you ready to take on a Wild Challenge? You can help wildlife, explore nature and enjoy lots of wild, fun activities. Tell us what you’ve done and work towards awards. Have you got what it takes to achieve gold?

Generation WILD

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Generation Wild is a bespoke session
based around the story of a mysterious Bird Girl called Ava. The Journey begins in the classroom where the children are introduced to a young Osprey through a story.

The story ends with her being magically transformed into a bird girl. 

Find out more about this session at the links below!

Make a Log Shelter

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Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

 

Log piles are perfect hiding places for insects, providing a convenient buffet for frog, birds, and hedgehogs too!

Investigate an environmental crime

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Natural Resources Wales

This course invites participants to become trainee Environment Officers for the day. Can you investigate, gather evidence, and build a case to take the offender to court?

Friday 26 April

Write a Letter

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UK Youth for Nature

 

Have you identified a park or other area of public land that you think has the potential to be wilder? We’ve compiled a step-by-step guide to persuading your local council to start making space for nature and people.

Build a Bug Hotel

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FSC Margam

Come and build bug hotels using recycled material from our educational centre.

(Contact Margam Discovery Centre for more details).

Saturday 27 April

Visit a Heritage Site!

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CADW - Lifelong Learning

 

Why not celebrate Wales Outdoor Learning Week at some of Wales’s greatest playing and learning spaces – our heritage sites!   Historic sites, be they staffed or unstaffed, are great to visit and can make a great extension to your school or home learning spaces.

Lambing

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RSPB Lake Vyrnwy

 

Come and join us at this special time of year!

Entertain the little ones and yourselves on a trip our working organic farm to see the sheep with their new-born lambs.

Wildlife Walk

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RSPB Conwy

Join our knowledgeable guides and discover the wonderful wildlife of RSPB Conwy. Receive expert commentary on all aspects of natural history, as they aim to spot 50 species in just a couple of hours!

Booking required. £4.00 per person (includes £1.00 booking fee). Entrance fees apply.

Sunday 28 April

ALL ABOUT SPRING

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RSPB CONWY

Spring has sprung!

Birds are singing, bees are buzzing, and beautiful flowers are popping up all over the reserve! We’ll explore the magic of spring and get creative with some crafts too!

Booking essential. Members £7.00, non-members £9.00. No charge for adults (max. 2 adults per booking please).

Lambing at RSPB South Stack

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RSPB SOUTH STACK

Come and join us for an exciting experience meeting our lambs and their mum's, our Warden Denise and her dog Bo. Denise will tell you all about why we have rare breed Manx and Hebridean sheep here at RSPB South Stack and how they help us with our conservation work.

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate expectant mothers at this event.

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