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50 Things meets The Wild Network

Helen Meech works for the National Trust, her role- reconnecting children with outdoors- and she’s the reason that ‘finding frogspawn’ is on the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ checklist.

“I grew up on a farm on the edge of Nowheresville, Hampshire. I was a speccy, geeky kid who loved experimenting with nature.

I kept a frogspawn

The Wild Network is on the hunt

The Wild Network is seeking a new boss to encourage children to go wild, and a Chair of The Wild Network.

The charity which launched last autumn with its documentary film Project Wild Thing, which aims to reconnect children with nature and outdoor play and has an ambition for every British child to have a significant connection to nature by

Marketing Director of Nature

The Wild Network is a young, rapidly growing organisation that exists to reconnect children to nature by amplifying the work of thousands of organisations across the UK.

We may be young, but we already boast 6,000 individuals and over 1,500 organisations as members. The breadth of membership is astounding: from the National Trust and the Scout Association to forest school leaders.

Chair of the Wild Network

The Wild Network is a young, rapidly growing organisation that exists to reconnect children to nature by amplifying the work of thousands of organisations across the UK. We are seeking a new Chair to lead our Board of Trustees and work with our new director to achieve our goal: that every British child should have a significant connection to

Playday 2014: What is ‘Play’ to you?

A new theme for the Playday 2014 campaign: ‘Play is…’

Now in its 27th year, Playday is a nationwide celebration of play, with play events up and down the country on August 6th and campaign activity to raise the profile of children’s play.

This year, the Playday 2014 Play is... campaign is spreading the word about why play is crucial for

Your park. Under threat.

(c) Heritage Lottery Fund

Parks are under threat.

That’s the message from a new report released today by Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) that catalogues the potential hazards to parks and urban green spaces from cuts to local authority budgets.

The report finds that…

86% of park managers report cuts to revenue budgets since 2010 and expect the trend to continue for the next

Time to Nominate

The Octavia Hill Awards have been extended! You now have more time to nominate your #wildtime hero!!

Been struggling to think of your favourite #wildtime hero? You now have more time! And you can nominate candidates for more than one category, so no need to just pick one!

The Wild Network is always rabbiting on about kids connecting with nature, but they

Guest Blog: Call for BBC to return Live Nightingales

Time is running out to sign the e-petition calling the BBC to re-start an annual live broadcasts of nightingales.

In 'ode to a Nightingale' Keats wrote;

"Thou wast not born for death, immortal Bird! No hungry generations tread thee down; The voice I hear this passing night was heard In ancient days by emperor and clown"

How sad he would be now

Adventurers battle with the elements to enjoy Project Wild Thing for National Children's Day

Over this weekend, The Wild Network has supported extreme film screenings of its feature length documentary ‘Project Wild Thing’ in three of the UK’s wildest landscapes to encourage families to take their screens outdoors to help reconnect a generation of kids with nature.

The screenings mark National Children’s Day (NCD) UK, a nationwide celebration of the rights of the child. Organised

Pack a popcorn picnic…

Take our very vivid imaginations, add some willing explorers, three mountains, one film, a pinch of passion for the great outdoors and you’ve got the bare essentials for one very wild weekend.

This May we’re supporting a host of extreme screenings of Project Wild Thing In some of the wildest places in the UK.

To tie in with National Children’s

We're looking for Trustees!

The Wild Network is a start-up like no other.

The product: nature. The goal: reconnecting kids with the outdoors.

We’re in the process of becoming a charity. That means we need trustees; people to look after the Network, nurture it and make the links that’ll help the Network grow and grow.

We’ve got a great platform to start from. The Wild Network numbers

Go wild for National Children's Day UK!

Not long now and National Children’s Day will be here. We at the Wild Network are getting very excited, how about you? Did you know that although Children's day was established by the the UN back in 1954 the UK have never celebrated it, even though many other countries do. The Save Childhood Movement, launched only last year, decided it

David Bond: 'Dark Wild' - a ripping good yarn

The conservationists are failing. The combined efforts of Attenborough, Packham, Krestovnikoff, the RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts are barely holding back the most worrying extinction. Not of a rare mollusc, mammal or bird. An extinction of experience that’s vital if we want to protect the planet for future generations.

As Chris Packham laments in Project Wild Thing, ‘the species that’s

#Wildtime Swarmer

Bristol Swarmer and #wildtime enthusiast Dom Hall reviews his first day working alongside over 80 other newbies in Natures Marketing Department.

The easter holidays have been a great chance to finally get some real #wildtime – a week in the Lakes, starting to look at my upcoming dissertation, then a week of rock climbing in North Wales which incorporated everything form

A Wild Time adventure to get you active

It's sunny. Not too windy. And, gloriously, it's the start of the school holidays.

There couldn't be a much better time for a Wild Time adventure.

A new report published today by the All Party Commission on Physical Activity gives an added urgency to the need to get outdoors.

Led by former paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, the Commission calls on