Author Archives: davidarmstrong

The John Muir Award

The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme for people of all backgrounds – groups, families, individuals. It’s non-competitive, inclusive and accessible. More information, including how to get involved, is available here including a brief introduction, download an information … Continue reading

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New DofE Expedition Supervision Guidance

New guidance on supervising Duke of Edinburgh’s Award expeditions has been published by the Outdoor Education Advisors’ Panel. A copy is available from the home page of Evolve and also via this link. Those responsible for organising and leading DofE … Continue reading

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Updated Educational Visits Standards and Guidelines

The following documents have been updated for schools and educational establishments supported by BMBC, the latest versions and main changes are indicated below. They can all be accessed via the home page of the Evolve system after log in. You … Continue reading

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Learning Through Landscapes Local School Nature Grants Programme

The Learning Through Landscapes Local School Nature Grants Programme, supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery, may still be open for applications. This outdoor learning grant fund is has two elements – a free outdoor learning training and £500 of … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of the Trans Pennine Trail – 1989 to 2019

News from the trans Pennine Trail Partnership: This year is the 30th Anniversary of the Trans Pennine Trail partnership so we’re getting in touch with all to encourage everyone to join in our celebrations. Please get in touch if you … Continue reading

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Peak District National Park: Langsett Junior Rangers Programme

Free Taster Session – Saturday 16th March 2019 –  Langsett Barn PDF copy of the poster above available here Contact: nick.baker@peakdistrict.gov.uk More information here and here

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World Register of Field Centres Database from RGS with IBG

The World Register of Field Centres database identifies sites for environmental research, anywhere in the world. It provides information on established field centres, in environments from the high Arctic to the Sahara desert, from tropical forests to the great grasslands … Continue reading

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Antarctica, Weddell Sea Expedition 2019, Free Teaching Resources from the RGS

Free teaching resources are available from the Royal Geographical Society. Follow the expedition as it takes place this January and February. You can follow the expedition on the Weddell Sea Expedition Facebook pages, on their Twitter account and on the … Continue reading

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Sustainable School Trips – Goldthorpe Primary School

Goldthorpe Primary School is an Eco-School in Barnsley, South Yorkshire. They have a very positive approach to learning outside the classroom which is based on maximising time outdoors and using local environments as much as possible. This article from outdoor … Continue reading

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YHA – Discover the Adventure Effect

Travel and adventure are crucial to young people’s growth, but so many are missing out on experiences that can transform their lives. Welcome to our experiment. Over three days, we took adventure away from Alastair Humphreys, a professional adventurer who … Continue reading

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