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We're on the hunt for awesome people. Part 1.

Community and Content Manager

This is an exciting time for The Wild Network as we grow our movement. Since October 2013, we have grown our community to 1,700 organisations and 10,000 individuals all committed to tackling the barriers preventing children from outdoor play, learning and nature connection. As we move into our next phase of growth, we’re looking for a Community

We're on the hunt for awesome people. Part 2.

Strategy and Insight Manager

We're looking for a brilliant thinker and do'er who can be part of our small team and help take us forward to the next level of growth and to increase our impact.

This is an exciting time for the organisation as we grow our movement. Since October 2013, we have grown our community to 1,700 organisations and 10,000

Seasonal Wild Greetings

It is the time of the year when Autumn's mellow fruitfulness gives way to Winter's stillness and reflection or as it sometimes feels, the headlong hurtle towards the Christmas finishing post.

It's been quite a journey for me since starting in October. As well as laying the foundations for The Wild Network to ensure we have a positive and impactful

Birdgirl asks Primary Schools to complete survey on Forest Schools

I think it is really important that children have the opportunity to enjoy nature, so that they care about saving the environment, our natural habitats and the wildlife in them. If you have no experience of something, how can you care about saving it?

In Stephen Moss’s 2013 Natural Childhood Report for the National Trust, he talked

about the lack

A Happy Marriage - SPANQ APP and the Great Outdoors

Here at The Wild Network, we're always looking for what's out there to help get more children (and parents) outdoors - to keep them learning and having fun together. Rather than be anti-technology, there are some superb examples where something like an app can enhance the outdoor education experience. A new app by the name of SPANQ has been developed

Project Wild Thing at Camp Bestival 2015

After such a wild, roaring success this year (there were queues to get amongst the forest fun!), Project Wild Thing and partners from The Wild Network will be heading back deep to the heart of a magical, lush forest at Camp Bestival from July 30 to August 2, 2015 at Lulworth Castle. There are opportunities for additional Wild Network partners

Why we should make London a National Park

Earlier in the year I walked from Kings Wood in Croydon to High Barnet. The purpose of my walk was to celebrate London Tree Week by crossing the city from South to North while remaining under as much canopy cover as I could. With over 8 million trees across 65,000 woodlands, London is the world's largest urban forest and trekking

Project Wild Thing storms Canada!

Project Wild Thing's first trip to Canada has been a great success and provided lots of wild opportunities for Ashley and David, who kicked off their trip with the Canadian film premiere at Marda Loop Justice Film Festival in Calgary. The screening went really well, with over 170 people turning up to watch the film. It was followed by a

SOMERSET WILDLIFE TRUST Column 2014/3: Young people

What’s your first memory of nature? Feeding the ducks in the park, perhaps;

exploring a rockpool on a summer holiday; skipping through piles of leaves in

an autumn wood; building a snowman? Whatever it is, the chances are that

as you recall it now, it reminds you of a happy, carefree childhood.

Many of us have kept our love of nature

Risky Play

Andy Kirkpatrick - acclaimed mountaineer, author and stand-up - challenges us to let our children be exposed to greater risk. He argues that we shouldn't be wrapping up children in cotton wool, that children will naturally seek out risky, challenging, scary experiences and that by over-protecting them we might just be encouraging them to seek out much more dangerous situations.

Brilliant books for Wild Things

Outdoor activities are top of the list when the sun is shining. But what’s the best way to encourage wild-child behaviour in wintery weather?

Luckily November is National Non-Fiction Month – the perfect time to track down books that inspire adventures in the real world. Here are five of my family’s favourites.

Even baby wild things will enjoy Joelle Jolivet’s brilliant

Wild Winter: What Animals Can You Spot?

It may be cold and raining out, but that doesn’t have to stop you from getting out there and discovering the countryside. If you go down to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise – plenty of wildlife!

Many animals will hibernate throughout the cold weather months, but not all. Here are some animals you may see, while out

Greetings Fellow Wild Things

We’re on a mission to make towns across the country go wild! We reckon that our town, like many throughout the land, has an array of hidden wild gems; underused woodlands and meadows, right within the urban sprawl. You’ll find a few kids in the designated play areas, but rarely do you find these fledgling humanoids in the wild spaces.


A message from Play Again Film - our friends in the US

It is a rare treat when we are able to collaborate with other social issue filmmakers. We are often strapped for time and funds and working hard to get our own films in front of audiences. But once in awhile we discover a complementary project, and a collision of visions occurs that deepens our contribution to the movements we are

Off we go... to Canada!

We’ve been planning excitedly for the last couple of months and finally, the time has come – this week we are heading overseas to Canada for some Project Wild Thing activity!

After touring alone for the last year, we (Ash and David) are now heading off on our first wild trip together to the land of ultimate wildlife and meter