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Wild Communities

We are super excited to announce that we have been successful in securing a grant from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland! The funding will support our Wild Communities Nature Awareness project, which aims to support the community in and around Forres by helping more people engage in outdoor activities, spend time in our many wonderful … Continued

Mental Health First Aid Essentials

Mental Health First Aid Essentials is a 2-day course designed to help participants better understand mental distress, ‘mental health problems’ and mental illness. It will resolve common misunderstandings and foster respectful, inclusive and supportive responses to those who are unwell or in distress. It aims to equip participants to provide appropriate help and information to … Continued

Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour Level 5

Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour Level 5! We are running an accredited Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour training course on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December, from 09:30 – 16:30 each day. The course is being run by Developing Youth Practice. Course participants will receive a little pre course paperwork, a workbook and a practice guide and toolkit. Places are … Continued

Learning Through Nature in Minority Communities

Wild things! is a Scottish charity based in Moray which seeks to overcome educational, social or economic disadvantages through contact with the natural world. Our education programmes and accredited courses have evolved over the past 14 years and to benefit over 13,000 students and carry out essential conservation work, protecting a variety of habitats in … Continued

Fun in the Sun at Coastal Classroom

What a glorious week of sunshine we have had up here on the Moray coast. We have been out with our Coastal Classroom groups exploring rock pools and the incredible biodiversity to be found on our local seashore. Who would want to learn inside in a school classroom on days like these?! If you want … Continued

Aberdeen Outdoor Learning Festival 2016

Wild things! were in attendance at the Aberdeen Outdoor Learning Festival 2016 at Hazlehead Academy yesterday. Well attended by teachers from throughout Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire…

Giant Hogweed Digging

The last couple of weeks have seen the Wild things! staff and volunteers out, with spades in hand, experimenting with different methods of clearing giant hogweed from near the River Findhorn.

Level 3 Award in Education and Training

March 29, 2016 – April 1, 2016 Logie Steading Map and Directions | Register Description: Level 3 Award in Education and Training (AET) This 4 day teaching qualification replaces the Level 3 Award in Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS). The course covers the basics of teaching in adult education and includes how to plan lessons, … Continued

Wild things! January Sale

So what were all those resolutions for 2016??? Do you want to skill up? Do more training? Want to spend more time outdoors in 2016? Learn how to identify that animal track or sign or that early flowering plant in your woodland? We are offering a 10% discount off on all our courses if booked … Continued

Happy New Year from Wild things!

Happy 2016 everyone! After such a successful 2015, we cannot wait to get started for the coming year. We hope everyone had a fantastic festive break and that we see you all out and about in our wild and wonderful natural surroundings throughout the coming year. Our course dates for 2016 are all listed in our … Continued

Merry Christmas from Wild things!

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Wild things! The Year in Short 2015 has been a great year for Wild things! and the charity has again moved forward in leaps and bounds. Our Blue Gym project commenced at the start of the year, contributing to improving the mental health and wellbeing of people … Continued

Get Greening your Christmas with Seafield Primary

Have a Green Christmas with these craft tutorials in our fantastic festive film from Seafield Primary School. Edited and filmed by the children themselves, where they are demonstrating some festive Christmas crafts. Filmed with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.