Urban Forest School : Outdoor adventures and skills for city kids
Venture out to your local greenspace or just into your back yard, and try the amazing array of outdoor activities from building a hidden sheet den to creating watering stations for bees. While you are there, scavenge and forage for raw materials and then extend the fun with creative makes and recipes to do back at home such as leaf printing, stick boats and stinging nettle crisps. Get to know the wild parts of your city or town with handy bug, plant and tree ID sections, plus a scavenger hunt and cloud-spotting game that can be done when out and about. Games to play with organised groups or with your family and friends adds another dimension to this book that is bursting with ideas for urban outdoor adventures. AUTHORS: Dan Westall and Naomi Walmsley run Outback2Basics from their patch of woodland in Shropshire, UK. Specialising in bushcraft and Stone Age skills, they provide unique experiences for school children and teachers to connect to nature. Dan has been a bushcraft teacher for many years and has also acted as a medic and survival consultant on various TV shows. Naomi is a qualified bushcraft instructor and Forest School Leader and believes that every child should be able to safely light a fire and have at least ten uses for a stick by the age of ten. She has also written about bushcraft and parenting for many magazines, including Bushcraft & Survival Skills, Living Woods and Juno. Together, they undertook a five-month Stone Age immersion experience in the US, living in the wilderness without any modern equipment, profoundly influencing their lives and teaching. SELLING POINTS: . Playing and learning outside in nature has been shown to benefit children in many ways, such as improving moods, concentration & confidence . Story spreads dotted throughout the book bring together experiences and memories of urban nature interactions . The main sections cover: home crafts, in the park or garden and around the city or town . Aimed at children, parents, outdoor teachers or anyone passionate about engaging with nature.