So excited about our new interactive nature scrapbook published today by Wide Eyed editions! Please buy a copy (see https://bit.ly/3GWY1oA), share your outdoor family adventures with it to create a wild keepsake!
We are very excited about our amazing new interactive nature scrapbook, to be published on 15 March! How WILD will you make yours?
Copies available from https://linktr.ee/Goingwild1
Want to do your bit to spread the word about the climate and ecological emergency?
Join our Leaves for Life campaign, a great way to urge immediate action and raise awareness of the perils faced by our planet. All you need to do is: find a leaf – decorate it with a powerful message – share it. #LeavesforLife
We at Going Wild want to give everyone, especially young people, a voice on behalf of nature. Leaves are crucial to life on earth and a perfect way to spread our urgent message. Let’s use them to create a worldwide media storm!
We aim to build momentum over the spring and summer. Then, in the run up to COP26 in November, we will shower leaf messages on world leaders and senior industrialists, demanding action on the climate and ecological emergency.
To achieve global reach we need to work together and get millions of beautiful leaf messages out for the world to see. Hang them in your window, from a tree in your street, get your local schools to participate, involve your local arts community. Make one yourself and be ready to bombard social media!
We’re so excited to see all these wild creations inspiring hope and action for our wonderful planet.
To nature’s recovery!
- Go outside, search for a tree that is special to you; sit down and listen to it. If the tree could talk, what message would it give to the world? Share this message on one of its precious leaves.
- Most paints and pens work but experiment to find out which materials will work best on your leaf.
- It’s easier to apply paint on leaves that have been pressed between sheets of paper for a few days.
- Decorate how you wish – cut out messages, paint pictures, stick leaves together or create some amazing land art.
- For more inspiration https://www.richardshilling.co.uk/leaf.html http://www.jamesbruntartist.co.uk/#top
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We are excited about our new book “Wild Things, over 100 magical outdoor adventures” to be published by Lonely Planet Kids on 12 April.
Have you ever wanted to find fairies in the garden, meet a unicorn in a forest, ride a dragon to a magical mountain or share a picnic with a mermaid? This book is packed with magical and imaginary wild world adventures to enjoy everywhere.
To Pre- order your copy click on the following link https://amzn.to/2MTOc0g
The amazing dragon of Magdalen wood has inspired so many wonderful installations created by the Oxford Brookes first year Architecture students. Perhaps this may lead to more such projects on other sites, helping to widen public access to outdoor and woodland spaces and engage more people with the natural world.
Thank you to all the families who came along despite the rain. We were so impressed by their creativity and imaginations – they made wonderful animals and aliens, huge funny feet, ball runs wrapped around trees and even a volcano. There are lots more fun ideas for beaches everywhere in the Beach Book.
We are still running our Funny Feet competition with up to 50 copies of The Beach Book to be given away. Try making gruffalo feet, monster feet,alien feet, dragon feet, animal feet or fancy shoes for giants and tweet photos to @quartoplays with #funnyfeet for a chance to win a Beach Book
We felt priveleged to meet the people behind The Treehouse School at the premiere of a short film about their inspiring school. This alternative non-fee paying school is designed around children’s needs and interests and deeply committed to outdoor learning and the environment. They believe that children are entitled to memorable childhoods where learning is fun and individuality is valued. For further information see www.thetreehouseschool.org.uk
Going Wild joined in the Natural History Museum’s Bat Festival on the 6th July, with lots of families coming along to make bats and all sorts of other creatures including birds, monsters, giraffes, ladybirds and, of course, dinosaurs! Thank you to the Natural History Museum Wildlife Garden for inviting us to be part of their event.
Thursday 29 May at the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Garden, a wild city oasis in the heart of London. http://bit.ly/1vunjS8.