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Seasonal walks exploring the natural world at dusk with children and families

Night Walks allow us to use our senses to explore the natural world and seasonal change. This model allows children and families to reconnect with nature, learn from experts and discover it for themselves. We have adapted the Night Walks model for different groups, locations and times of year. 



Over the course of three walks, in Spring, Summer and Autumn, year 5 pupils at Dovecote Primary School in Clifton explored seasonal change in the natural world. Taking place at Rushcliffe Country Park as the evening drew in, pupils worked with artist Chrys Allen as well as scientists, STEM ambassadors and volunteers. Guided by their own curiosity, they explored aspects of the natural world that intrigued them and will used art to interpret the different senses they experience. This project was funded by a grant from the Ernest Cook Trust.


In Summer and Autumn 2019 we will be working with the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum and The Toy Library to run two Night Walks for families to explore and interpret nature at dusk in Barker's Wood, Bulwell. This project is funded by a grant from the Wesleyan Foundation.


In Autumn 2019 we will be working with 10-14 year olds from the Oliver Hind Youth Centre Transitions Group in Sneinton to investigate and explore their experiences of Colwick Woods. This project is funded by UK Research and Innovation through the UK Science Festivals Network.  

See any updates about projects like this in our blog here.