Category Archives: Education

Crossness Nature Reserve – Kids Go Wild (Round one …)

We ran the first of two family events titled ‘Kids Go Wild’ on Saturday 15th July. Children and grandchildren got to try their hand at pond-dipping, where there was some friendly competition going on as to who could get the … Continue reading

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What do we know about the status of our wildlife? Free lecture series.

Ecology and Conservation Studies Society, Birkbeck Free Lecture series. Autumn 2015: six Friday evenings, Oct 9th to Nov 13th, 18:30 to 20:00. Birkbeck, University of London, Lecture Theatre B36, downstairs at the Torrington Square entrance. In Britain we have a long and … Continue reading

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Joanne Bradley’s back ….. back again – this time working on the T21 Thames River Watch project

After spells as River Shuttle Co-ordinator and then general Education Officer, Bexleyheath resident Joanne is back on the staff of the Thames21 waterways charity again, this time delivering training and education for the Thames River Watch project. Joanne left a … Continue reading

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Thamesmead Youth Voice group picks environment projects and visits Crossness

Karen Sutton writes: On 23rd July I gave members of the Thamesmead Youth Voice (TYV) Group a tour around Crossness Nature Reserve and Crossness Southern Marsh. TYV is a youth group run by Trust Thamesmead who have a dedicated youth facility known as The … Continue reading

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Woodlands Farm summer wildlife events announced

Woodlands Farm on Shooter’s Hill is running a number of wildlife survey events this summer. Ffi/to get involved please contact:   “Hannah Forshaw – Education Officer” <education@thewoodlandsfarmtrust.org> Sunday 7th June – Pollinator survey.  This will be done before, during and … Continue reading

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CROSSNESS – exciting range of educational wildlife events announced for the summer

From Karen Sutton – Biodiversity Team Manager, Thames Water Crossness Nature Reserve. I have arranged a diverse series of events through to September, both to showcase the fabulous range of wildlife on the site, and to provide an introduction to … Continue reading

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Woodlands Farm – Mayors inaugurate dipping pond

From our correspondent Mandy Stevens (Woodlands Farm board member): The Mayors of Bexley and Greenwich attended the formal opening of Woodland farm’s new Dipping Pond on 20th March, together with HSBC which provided the funding. The farm straddles the boundary … Continue reading

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Bursted Woods school under fire over proposed ‘prison camp’ fence by popular open space, and threats to Sparrow habitat

Local residents are strongly objecting  to plans by Bursted Woods school to erect a long 2.1 metre (7′) tall metal fence along the access road at the western end of this well-used open space and Site of Importance for Nature … Continue reading

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LWT offers training in power tool use and conservation management

Contact person: Shaun Marriott Reserves Officer (South) smarriott@wildlondon.org.uk Mob: 07710 194268 From Mon, 15th until Sun, 21st September London Wildlife Trust will be running the annual residential/camping week, based at Fryland’s Wood Scout camp site, working on some of the … Continue reading

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Karen nurtures next generation of nature-lovers

Summer comes to Crossness Members of the Smiley Ark Summer Club visited Crossness Nature Reserve yesterday. Arriving by public transport from their local base in Belvedere, the kids, with an age range of 5 to 9, were excited to visit … Continue reading

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