Nature Workshops

Looking after our NHS people with Nature

Transforming and Sustaining Health Services with Nature ‘deep within us there is a stored memory of our ancestors’ intimacy with nature’ Martin Jordan, author ‘Ecopsychology’ 12% of all our species are at risk of extinction in the UK In 2013 the NHS bill for antidepressants topped £50 million according to Mental Charity MIND ‘quite frankly I think it will last me the rest of my life’ one of our attendees who after our sessions was able to come off her anti pshychotic drugsread more

FREE FOREST SCHOOL TRAINING

We are delighted to be able to offer free Forest School training to people in work and living in or near Cornwall. With this training you can take a step up the training ladder with Level 1, Level 2 and parts of Level 3 Forest School training with additional learning choices including plant identification, eco research, risk assessing, fund raising, social media training and work placements. Please contact Jane today for more information on 01209 215211 or e mail admin@natureworkshops.co.ukread more

Everyday Botany and Ecology

COMMUNITY ECOLOGY 1st and 2nd October in Redruth Community development for conservation and ecological assessment projects. Help your community to establish growing projects or natural spaces in urban or rural areas. ENROL HERE! EVERYDAY BOTANY 15th and 16th October in Totnes Basic plant identification, Recognizing Plant families, Microscopy, Ecosystems and succession, Measure biodiversity, Links to citizen science, Links to general education for sustainable development, value of ethnobotany.  Courses are FREE for people on means tested benefits or £48 for theread more

Embracing Nature at Tehidy

On Wednesday 10th August we all went down to the (slightly wet) woods to enjoy a morning of dens, fires, games, medallions and marshmallows! Sheltered under the trees, our volunteers soon got the fire going and Lucy, our Session Leader, got everyone warmed up with some fun games. Building dens was up next, with families cooperating to create a home from home. It was lovely to see children taking charge and sending their adults on a hunt for resources! Laterread more

Join our Green Team!

THIS POST IS OLD AND NO LONGER RELEVANT …as our new Nature Workshops Learner Support and Quality Officer! We work hard to make sure people have the best chances to enjoy themselves in nature. Based in Redruth for 16 hours weekly, you’ll join a small, busy team helping our learners to live their dreams and become Forest School qualified. Please contact richard@natureworkshops.co.uk for forms and details or ring 01209 215211. Closing date is Sunday 4th September and interviews in Redruthread more

WE WORK IN NATURE AND SO COULD YOU!

‘I realized in the summer break there must be more to life than what I am doing. What can I do to spend more time in nature for my job?‘ so says Rob, who has just qualified with us as an outdoor learning facilitator. While he is still part time with his original job, like all the other people who have done their training with us, he now runs his own business serving his local community.  He added, ‘I can’tread more

Go Wild in the Country!

There’s another chance to try a taste of the Forest School way of life later this month, as Nature Workshops offer you free taster training in Totnes! If you have a few spare hours on Saturday July 16th, you can find out if a dandelion clock can tick, and what dragon snot is! AND IT’S ABSOLUTELY FREE!!! Activities include fire-making, den-building and games, all aimed at nurturing confidence and building self-esteem while also building an understanding of woodland environments andread more

Learning in Nature – a snapshot from the Wild West

  ‘I’d encourage any Head teacher to explore the potential benefits that outdoor learning programmes can have on their school. Especially if there are any underlying issues of underachievement, and lack of self-belief and self-esteem.’ Head teacher at inner city secondary school *   ‘It ticks so many boxes I don’t know where to start!’ One of our learners who is KS2 science teacher ‘It helps create engaged and active learners and is really good for STEM subjects’   ‘It’s somewhere allread more

Oh yeh! Prove it! Measuring impacts of immersive activities in natural spaces on health, learning and the environment?

    Have you ever thought monitoring and evaluation of people projects was just what the pesky funders demand? Or maybe you are sceptical of science data, who does it and why? There is another point of view. When it comes to measuring people we have found at Nature Workshops if people being measured are part of the process and the processes are flexible enough to change, we have seen at Nature Workshops, the process itself becomes a powerful toolread more

Be our Office Apprentice!

    Be our new Nature Workshops Administrative Apprentice! We work hard to make sure people have the best chances to enjoy themselves in nature. Based in Redruth you will gain skills and experience of working with a small, busy team. You will study Business Administration Level 2 and be supported to acheive your goals. We sometimes have lunch hour on the beach and often in a field! Please contact Keeley on 01326 211382 or e mail Keeley.McCabe@cornwallmarine.net for moreread more

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