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Found 97 activities

Activity key

  • Big Green Weekend
  • Green Gym
  • Practical conservation activity
  • I Dig Trees: OVO Tree Planting
  • Health walk
  • Children's activity
  • Training or workshop
  • Food growing activity
  • Community event or activity
  • Wildlife surveying activity
  • Thursday 16th January 2020

    Wild Ways Well

    With Cumbernauld Wild Ways Well Open Group

    At Muirfield Community Education Centre

    Activity description

    The Wild Ways Well Open group is available for anyone who would like to spend some time amongst nature to help improve their mental wellbeing. We use the internationally recognised Five Ways Well framework and combine it with fun and informative sessions in the parks and nature reserves of Cumbernauld. On each session we will walk to a Scottish Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and spend time exploring the woods. We’ll stop for a cup of tea made over a fire and have a chat about nature or what’s going on in our lives. And we’ll take on a nature based activity – learning about wildlife, doing some practical conservation work, making natural art, having ago at some photography, contributing to citizen science projects or trying out some forest skills. We’ll discover new things about nature and about ourselves, make new friends, and learn new skills. Along the way participants can also earn a John Muir Discover award. Sessions start at 12.30pm and run for around 3 hours

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  • Friday 17th January 2020

    Basic Woodwork (Friday)

    With ACLS Introduction to Woodwork

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs for 5 weeks, every Friday from Friday 17th January until Friday 14th February: For complete beginners and those looking for a refresher, you will learn: - Safe use of common hand tools - How to measure wood for a project - Simple joints and fixings The course is taught by a time-served carpenter and you will complete: - A bird box - A simple garden bench - Maybe a simple project of your choice This course is FREE, if you are in receipt of income related benefits or have a salary below £16,009.50 (per annum). Otherwise it is £75, or £20 for those over state pension age and in receipt of state pension. Evidence of benefits/pension must be provided before the course starts. There will be a small charge of £5.00 for materials To enrol on a course or for more information please call 0113 274 2335 or email hollybush@tcv.org.uk

    This is a paid event.

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  • Friday 17th January 2020

    New Year Gardening

    With ACLS Garden Course

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs for 10 weeks every Friday, from Friday 17th January until Fri 27th March (except Friday 21st February): Aimed at beginners, or those who want to learn to garden in an environmentally friendly way. The sessions are two and a half hours long. These courses will take place throughout the year, focusing on different aspects of the gardening calendar. This will involve how to grow plants over winter in our polytunnel, planting up containers for different times of year or wildlife gardening. You will learn a range of skills, including sowing, pricking out, potting on, pruning and find out when to do these jobs for different plants. We will also look at soil management and making compost at different points throughout the year. This course is FREE, if you are in receipt of income related benefits or have a salary below £16,009.50 (per annum). Otherwise it is £75, or £20 for those over state pension age. Evidence of benefits or state pension must be provided before the course starts. To enrol on a course or for more information please call 0113 274 2335 or email hollybush@tcv.org.uk

    This is a paid event.

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  • Monday 20th January 2020

    Castlepark Health Walk

    With Castlepark Health Walks

    At Castlepark Community Centre

    Activity description

    TCV’s guided Health Walks are short, friendly walks lasting no longer than an hour. Anyone can join in. These walks are designed to encourage active lifestyles and would benefit anyone looking to improve their health and wellbeing, but they’re specifically designed to encourage those that would benefit from more exercise to give walking a go. The routes are easy. Tricky terrain, steep hills and stiles are avoided where possible. These routes take you to nearby amenities such as Ayrshire Central Hospital – woodland trail, footpaths next to river Irvine, Stonecastle community paths, and Eglinton Country Park, just to mention a few.

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  • Tuesday 21st January 2020

    NEW SITE: Wildlife Hedgerow Planting in the Regents Park Estates

    With Camden Green Gym

    At Regents Park Estates

    Activity description

    This is a Brand new project for the Camden Green Gym. We will be creating a network of wildlife friendly hedgerows around the Regents Park Estate. With your help we will be planting 800 tree saplings as wildlife hedges around Thirlmere, The Combe and Ennerdale buildings. The Green Gym® is natural exercise to make a difference! Fun and free outdoor community volunteering sessions to connect us with local green spaces. The Camden Green Gym® runs at different parks & public gardens across Camden. The Green Gym® is a unique way to get fit, transform the environment, meet new people and learn new skills. Each day starts with a warm up and finishes with a cool down before and after a range of light to vigorous activities, designed to suit all abilities.

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  • Tuesday 21st January 2020

    Clearing scrub to protect views

    With Norwich Midweek Group

    At St James Hill

    Activity description

    clearing scrub

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  • Wednesday 22nd January 2020

    Scrub clearance

    With Norwich Midweek Group

    At Danby Park & Wood

    Activity description

    clearing scrub

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  • Wednesday 22nd January 2020

    Basic Woodwork (Wednesday)

    With ACLS Introduction to Woodwork

    At Hollybush Conservation Centre

    Activity description

    This course runs for 5 weeks, every Wednesday from Wednesday 15th January until Wednesday 12th February: For complete beginners and those looking for a refresher, you will learn: - Safe use of common hand tools - How to measure wood for a project - Simple joints and fixings The course is taught by a time-served carpenter and you will complete: - A bird box - A simple garden bench - Maybe a simple project of your choice This course is FREE, if you are in receipt of income related benefits or have a salary below £16,009.50 (per annum). Otherwise it is £75, or £20 for those over state pension age and in receipt of state pension. Evidence of benefits/pension must be provided before the course starts. There will be a small charge of £5.00 for materials To enrol on a course or form more information please call 0113 274 2335 or email hollybush@tcv.org.uk

    This is a paid event.

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  • Thursday 23rd January 2020

    Gorse control to protect heather

    With Norwich Midweek Group

    At Mousehold Heath

    Activity description

    Removing gorse

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  • Thursday 23rd January 2020

    Wild Ways Well

    With Cumbernauld Wild Ways Well Open Group

    At Muirfield Community Education Centre

    Activity description

    The Wild Ways Well Open group is available for anyone who would like to spend some time amongst nature to help improve their mental wellbeing. We use the internationally recognised Five Ways Well framework and combine it with fun and informative sessions in the parks and nature reserves of Cumbernauld. On each session we will walk to a Scottish Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and spend time exploring the woods. We’ll stop for a cup of tea made over a fire and have a chat about nature or what’s going on in our lives. And we’ll take on a nature based activity – learning about wildlife, doing some practical conservation work, making natural art, having ago at some photography, contributing to citizen science projects or trying out some forest skills. We’ll discover new things about nature and about ourselves, make new friends, and learn new skills. Along the way participants can also earn a John Muir Discover award. Sessions start at 12.30pm and run for around 3 hours

    More information