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These beautiful bridges are just for animals

These beautiful bridges are just for animals | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
If we’re going to keep putting roads in the middle of their habitats, animals are sometimes going to need to cross the road. But it’s better for everyone involved if they don’t ha...
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Natural Musicians, Storytellers, Mathematicians and Scientists

Natural Musicians, Storytellers, Mathematicians and Scientists | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
The “Natural” series of workshops, enrichment and intervention programmes are at the leading edge of creative outdoor learning. I believe children learn best through play and where possible, child led play and exploration.
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Find nature based enrichement programmes and workshops for schools here

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Edible Riverside

Edible Riverside | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
Edges are abundant. Whether it is the edge of a field, where the land meets the sea, or where a river passes through the land there are usually a great diversity of plants for the picking.
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Who is going to have the last 3 places left on the my edible riverside course in Otterton on Saturday 21st Sept?

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Sugar-free hogweed seed biscuits

Sugar-free hogweed seed biscuits | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
In preparation for an Art of the Playful Forager talk I am doing for the Devon Wildlife Trust  in Barnstaple  tomorrow I thought I better make something to nibble during the break.
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Delicious with a cup of Earl Grey or crumbled onto vanilla Icecream I thought. Let me know if you make any how you like yours.

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Facilitators | Art of Mentoring

Facilitators | Art of Mentoring | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
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One and a bit weeks to go til this summer's art of mentoring in Fife, Scotland. Who's coming?

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How to identify garden bird nests | Discover Wildlife

How to identify garden bird nests | Discover Wildlife | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
- - More birds are nesting in our gardens than ever before. If you’re lucky enough to have any avian residents in your garden, here’s how you can learn who lives where. 
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I found this page useful when identifying a nest today...

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Sacred Tibetan Yogic Dance workshop in London

Sacred Tibetan Yogic Dance workshop in London | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
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A good friend of mine from America is over in London leading this workshop on Saturday... please share it...she is an excellent teacher - I studied Butoh with her 20 years ago.

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Devon nettle and blue cheese wraps with wild garlic and ox-eye daisy garnish

Devon nettle and blue cheese wraps with wild garlic and ox-eye daisy garnish | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
Tonight involved a lovely impromptu forage around the lovely Holyford Woods, East Devon. I was asked to meet up with a couple from Kent who wanted to come on a foraging course.
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Delicious Devonshire low food mile snack - a taste of May!

Why not try something similar near you! 

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Teambuilding and INSET at Junior Kings, Canterbury

Teambuilding and INSET at Junior Kings, Canterbury | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
“Invigorating, challenging, fun and best of all, outside!” – Deputy Head During the middle of last Month I delivered my largest day long INSET and Team building event to date. The weather was glorious.
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Outdoor learning INSET and teambuilding is fun with Chris Holland!

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Information about our Embracing Outdoor Learning conference

Information about our Embracing Outdoor Learning conference | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
A one day conference focusing on the positive impact outdoor learning has on children and practitioners, using Forest School as an ideal model to ensure it is fun and a positive experience for all.
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I will be doing workshops at both these conferences on 5th &14th June... come along and gain some more skills for outdoor leearning.

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The Nature Connection | The Kingcombe Centre

The Nature Connection | The Kingcombe Centre | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
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I am running a day workshop at the gorgeous kingcombe centre in Dorset next Saturday13th April - fancy coming along?

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A few words from me here on fires! Growing up on Fire: A Lifeways Children’s program is kindling! » Sacred Fire Community

A few words from me here on fires! Growing up on Fire: A Lifeways Children’s program is kindling! » Sacred Fire Community | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
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for businesses HD

a short video outlining what chris holland nature connection and the diddgeridooman has to offer businesses
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new video slideshow from me...about what it is that wholeland can do for businesses

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How to Build a Rainbow Igloo | Colossal

How to Build a Rainbow Igloo | Colossal | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
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genius! I love it!

 

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A beautiful misty morning

A beautiful misty morning | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
Here are a few photos taken above the a303 nr Mere, on the western edge of Salisbury Plain, Sunday morning.
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Beautiful misty morning photos for you.

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School should start 'above age five'

School should start 'above age five' | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
Children should not start formal school lessons until the age of six or seven, a group of influential educationalists says.
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Mr Gove continues to shun guidance that says formal lessons for early years cause "profound damage" to children. Why is he in office?

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Forest School, surfing, Japan, and one very talented, humble Treehouse builder

Forest School, surfing, Japan, and one very talented, humble Treehouse builder | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
I just love this short documentary, about a very lovely Japanese man who makes a treehouse classroom in the woods as a ‘payback’ after the Tsunami in Japan a few years ago.
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short film  - nature connection  - with super cool surfing treehouse classroom builder in Japan

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Phillipa Chinn's curator insight, September 21, 2013 12:53 AM

worth a look

Phillipa Chinn's comment, September 21, 2013 1:03 AM
Very humbling. A beautiiful man.
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Snail genes reveal human migration

Snail genes reveal human migration | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
A genetic similarity between snail fossils found in Ireland and the Eastern Pyrenees suggests humans migrated from southern Europe to Ireland 8,000 years ago.
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foraged snails give clues to human migrations!

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Grandfather Fire » Sacred Fire Community

Grandfather Fire » Sacred Fire Community | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
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I will be going to this event and leading some nature connection activities before joing the band around the fire...fancy coming along to warm your heart?

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What’s this munching on cleavers leaves?

What’s this munching on cleavers leaves? | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
While out foraging I come upon all kinds of interesting things. The other evening I spotted this character munching away on the leaves of some cleavers. Upon investigation it turns out to be a bloody nose beetle larvae, Timarcha tenebricosa.
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The surprising uses for birdsong

The surprising uses for birdsong | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
Birdsong isn't just beautiful to listen to to, it is increasingly being used in some rather unusual ways.
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Fascinating! Not only does birdsong lift hearts... it does many other things too!

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TES Early Years's curator insight, July 1, 2013 1:46 AM

Very interesting! Birdsong is one of the natural sounds that "can improve mood and attention"

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Foraging Courses > Edible Hedgerow

Foraging Courses > Edible Hedgerow | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
Enjoy a foraging day out along Devon’s lanes and find out what the Edible Hedgerow has to offer, includes a fabulous 3-course open fire cook-up… Read more.
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Fancy coming on a forage and creating a scruptious three course meal from the finest fresh greens offered by East Devon's hedgerows? Two courses on 11th and 26th May in Otterton...

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Foraging Courses > Edible Hedgerow

Enjoy a foraging day out along Devon’s lanes and find out what the Edible Hedgerow has to offer, includes a fabulous 3-course open fire cook-up… Read more.
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I am leading a couple of foraging events around Otterton, East Devon over the next month or so... the first one is on the 11th May. Fancy coming along?

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Nature's total eclipse of the heart

Nature's total eclipse of the heart | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
A selection of photographs from the BBC Wales Flickr group capturing the essence of Valentine's Day in the natural world
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love it!

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Art of Mentoring: Awakening Sacred Attributes

Art of Mentoring: Awakening Sacred Attributes | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
Yesterday my son and I returned from a week-long, experiential, nature-based program called the Art of Mentoring, held in the Santa Cruz mountains. The intention of this program is to bring people ...
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I enjoyed this blog on the Art of Mentoring, and was wondering how could I help people to experience and embody Gilbert Wlking Bull's "Seven Sacred Attributes"

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New Programmes and London Talks from Embercombe 2013

New Programmes and London Talks from Embercombe 2013 | I love my world - natural outdoor play | Scoop.it
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embercombe have some intersting courses again this year - I wish I could do the sustainable building course...

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