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#WalesOutdoorLearningWeek

19 - 25 April 2021

A report summarising the spectrum of activity that took place in 2021 and the dates for 2022 will be available here soon.

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Get outside...

.. just get out there. for a few minutes or an hour, a day or a weekend. Spend time in outdoors in nature. Engage your senses - look, listen, feel... get connected, stay connected

Outdoor Class

Learn...

Evidence shows that learning in the natural environment improves knowledge and understanding, helping us recognise the impact we have on the environment now and in the future.

Take responsibility...

... by getting involved in activities that take responsibility for nature. Make bird feeders, learn about minimum impact principles, collect litter or plastics or campaign and raise money for a cause.

Planting a Tree

Get Active...

Journey by foot, wheel or water... walk, run, climb, bike, canoe... Spending time outside improves physical & mental well being and guard against obesity, and reduce the symptoms of stress.  

Hiking With Child
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Events

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Join Pigog the hedgehog and Radnorshire Wildlife Trust to learn about and count butterflies and moths. We will be setting up a moth trap and discovering what we caught! @rwtwales has created a video and will signpost you to free downloadable activity and recording sheets.- Video on how to spot the first signs of spring

19/04/21 - All Day - Radnorshire WT

Signs of spring - Video on how to spot the first signs of spring

19/04/21 - 09:00 - Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools

Introduction to the John Muir Award (Welsh language event)

19/04/21 - 9.30am - John Muir Trust

Video on how to grow vegetables in a small space by Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools co-ordinator Bryony Rees.

19/04/21 - 13:00 - Pembrokeshire Outdoor Schools

Treemendous Trees & Wonderful Woodlands Training  Part 2 (English language event)

19/04/21 - 16:15 - Natural Resources Wales

Join Pigog the hedgehog and Gwent Wildlife Trust to learn about and count beetles and bugs. We will be going pond dipping at Magor Marsh! @gwentwildlife has created a video and will signpost you to free downloadable activity and recording sheets.

20/04/21 - All Day - Gwent WT

Treemendous Trees & Wonderful Woodlands Training  Part 2 (English language event)

20/04/21 - 10:15 - Natural Resources Wales

Join us to hear "Birdgirl", Dr Mya-Rose Craig (Founder of Black2Nature), speak about her life and love of nature and learn how we can all promote equal access to nature for all especially young people from VME (Visible Minority Ethnic) communities. There will be a chance to ask questions too.

20/04/21 - 16:00 - Newport Outdoor Learning Group

Literacy & Nature - including the Lost words & spells

20/04/21 - 16:00 - John Muir Trust

Treemendous Trees & Wonderful Woodlands Training  Part 2 (Welsh language event)

20/04/21 - 16:15 - Natural Resources Wales

Natural Video on how you can identify blossoms by Tom Bean, Education Officer at PCNPA with supporting resources.– Early Years in the Outdoors (Welsh language event)

21/04/21 - 09:00 - Pembrokeshire Coast NPA & PODs

SGWRS (virtual conversation) – Young Welsh people's voice on the importance of the outdoors and nature (Welsh language event)

21/04/21 - 12:00 - OEAP and Urdd Gobaith Cymru

Join Pigog the hedgehog and North Wales Wildlife Trust to learn about and count the often misunderstood spiders and woodlice you may find in your local area. @northwaleswildlifetrust has created a video and will signpost you to free downloadable activity and recording sheets.

21/04/21 - All Day - North Wales Wildlife Trust

Video by PCNPA Ranger Vicky Sewell on how to make a solitary bee house from recycled materials.

21/04/21 - 13:00 - Pembrokeshire Coast NPA & PODs

Natural Childhood – Early Years in the Outdoors (English language event)

21/04/21 - 16:15 - Natural Resources Wales

Video and activities to help you learn about the trees in your area by woodland charity Tir Coed.

22/04/21 - 09.00 - Pembrokeshire Cost National Parks and PODs

Join Pigog the hedgehog and the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales to learn about and count the essential, wriggly and slimy creatures you may find in your local area.  @WildlifeTrustSouthandWestWales has created a video and will signpost you to free downloadable activity and recording sheets.

22/04/21 - All Day - South and West Wales Wildlife Trust

Youth led climate action

Do you want to tackle the climate crisis head-on?

Are you 9 to 24 years old? We're looking for passionate young people who have the vision and drive to stop climate change in its tracks! Keep an eye on @wtwales Twitter and Instagram pages on Earth Day, 22nd April, to hear more about it.

22/04/21 - All Day - Wales Wildlife Trust

Peat is Neat!  There’s nothing bog standard about peatlands (Welsh language event)

22/04/21 - 11.00 - Natural Resources Wales

Peat is Neat!  There’s nothing bog standard about peatlands (English language event)

22/04/21 - 16.15 - Natural Resources Wales

Live virtual session with the Pembrokeshire Hogspital and Darwin Centre

22/04/21 - 13:30 - DARWIN CENTRE

Introduction to the John Muir Award (English language event)

22/04/21 - 16:00 - John Muir Trust

Videos of a range of outdoor games from Sport Pembrokeshire.

23/04/21 - 09:00 - Sport Pembrokeshire

Join Pigog the hedgehog and Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust to learn about and count the vital bee, wasps and flies you have in your local area. @montwt has created a video and will signpost you to free downloadable activity and recording sheets.

23/04/21 - All Day - Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Wild Trail Adventures: The senses.  Discover how you can use your senses to learn about the natural world. This short video , created for families and primary aged children (but suitable for all ages), will provide some great ideas on how you can turn your local walk into a Wild Trail Adventure.

24/04/21 - 10:00 - RSPB Cymru: GNAH Cardiff

Wild Trail Adventures: Animal Safari. Become a nature detective as you learn to think like an ant or act like a squirrel. This short video , created for families and primary aged children (but suitable for all ages), will provide some great ideas on how you can turn your local walk into a Wild Trail Adventure.

25/04/21 - 10:00 - RSPB Cymru: GNAH Cardiff

Urban Buzz bilingual workshops – RSPB Cymru and Buglife Cymru have created several presentations to help you learn about pollinators and how to create more pollinator-friendly habitats. Designed in Cardiff but relevant throughout Wales.  Suitable for adults and children of comprehensive age.

All week - RSPB Cymru: GNAH Cardiff

Our Health Meadow: a new approach to health care delivery at University Hospital Llandough (UHL). UHL is on the verge of developing of a remarkable new way of delivering health care through the use of the outdoors – and they want to know what you think! 

All Week - Down to Earth

What should secondary education for sustainability look like?

Secondary teachers and young people aged 16-18 are invited to share their ideas and contribute to a manifesto for education for environmental sustainability launched to coincide with the UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in November.

All Week - CAT centre

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