Wild About Our Woods CIO

What's On

Here are some of the activities that we are involved in or are supporting which connects people to nature

Launch of the Connecting to Nature at Home project
Children's Nature Craft Pact distribution begins
For 300 children aged 6-11 whose parents are collecting food at food banks we have created a weekly family pack for 6 weeks with seasonal based ideas of nature connection games and activities which they can do in any outdoor space. The nature craft packs delivered to food banks across Barnet and Haringey providing them with opportunities to feel connected through nature. Materials for craft activities will also be included.
The Big Bug Hunt for the Over 65s
Polinating plants and learning guide distributed across Barnet and Haringey
500 packs will be distributed to older people who may feel lonely during the social restricitons due to Covid 19. Each pack has 2 plants and free beautifully illustrated 48 page book about bees, butterflies and birds, packed with information, crosswords and puzzles plus 2 pollinator plants to attract more insects into people's gardens. The project offers a sense of purpose by encouraging people to spend 10 minutes outside each day watching insects and hopes to create biodiversity corridors to support insects through Barent and Haringey.
Forest School Training
Level 2 and Level 3 Training in Barent and Haringey Woodlands
Outdoor Classroom Day
International Children's Day
World Children's Day is celebrated to commemorate the Declaration of the Rights of the Child by the UN General Assembly
At Forest school we support children to have their voice heard and they are encouraged to flourish through play and learning in nature.
Launch of the Connecting to Nature at Home project
Wild About Our Woods Countdown ‘til Christmas Using nature as your guide
Many of us have enjoyed more time outdoors this year. Just because winter is approaching, this doesn’t need to change, Our digital, ethical advent calendar provides a healthy alternative to chocolate and each day it gives you a new idea to get you outside and engage with nature this season. You’ll have a chance to learn about seasonal customs, stories and create things while taking time to absorb nature around you. Donate £2.50 to get your Wild About Our Woods CIO advent calendar. https://bookwhen.com/advent All profit will go to three North London charities: Edible London (covering Haringey), Bread‘n’Butter (Barnet) both fighting food poverty and Highgate Primary & Blanche Neville schools.
Tree Charter Festival
The event will exploring issues facing woods and trees and what community groups are doing to help.
Taking place on an interactive digital park, you can click on the different areas to see artwork in the Gallery, dance and musical performances in the Fun Fair, and live talks on the Major Oak Stage! register here https://woodlandtrusttickets.cloudvenue.co.uk/treecharterfestivalday2020?fbclid=IwAR3IRggfF9kKe2B83TtqhjhU2hFdhYaTXV1bONKrkwyBc5soRyuREng6D5E