What a pleasure it was to welcome our Patron and wildlife filmmaker, Gordon Buchanan, into the office this week. Gordon came and paid us a visit after we had listened to one of his inspiring talks at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness the night before. It was a great opportunity to share some of our stories … Continued
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What a pleasure it was to welcome our Patron and wildlife filmmaker, Gordon Buchanan, into the office this week.
Gordon came and paid us a visit after we had listened to one of his inspiring talks at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness the night before. It was a great opportunity to share some of our stories from the field with Gordon and give him the opportunity to meet some of our Senior participants from around Findhorn and Forres. Before we knew where he had gone Gordon climbed into the Wild things! mini-bus and was trying to sneak out with our Seniors who were heading out for the day.
Gordon is such an inspiring individual, having travelled throughout the globe getting up close and personal with some of the planets most notorious predators and endangered animal species. Gordon’s passion for and contribution towards conservation sit very much at the heart of Wild things! own values and ethos.
We are incredibly proud to call Gordon our patron. Thanks for dropping by, it was lovely to see you as always
We took our leader training courses on tour across the UK this summer. From Findhorn to Kinghorn, to Devon and the Forest of Dean, we covered the length and breadth of the country and met some amazing people along the way. The summer started at home in Findhorn where we delivered our first Coastal Activity … Continued
The summer holidays started with a week of discovery and adventure in Culbin Forest. What a week had by all of our intrepid explorers as we set off to discover the wild and enchanting Culbin Forest on our Minecraft Residential Camp. After travelling by boat across the Findhorn Bay, we trekked into the woodland and … Continued
It was a great pleasure to be part of the Moray Walking & Outdoor Festival again this year. Last week we held a Seaweed and Eat It! event on Covesea beach as part of the festival. Our participants were treated to a wild culinary adventure as we learned all about the fascinating world of sea vegetables. … Continued
We have had some magical sessions during the last couple of weeks as we have kicked off our ‘Wild Connections’ programme with the seniors in our community, strolling among the bluebells in the gardens of Kilravock Castle. An amazing couple of days, taking in one of our most spectacular seasonal events – bluebells flowering in the spring – and discovering many other native … Continued
It is a huge honour to discover that the work of Wild things! has been put forward for discussion in the Scottish Parliament! We were delighted to receive correspondence from Richard Lochhead, MSP, who has commended us on the charitable work we do in providing opportunities for young people to engage with the outdoors and learn new skills. … Continued
We spent a great couple of days last week days working with the Prince’s Trust on our new Introduction to Bushcraft for Outdoor Leaders course. The course is spread over two days and is a Level 2 NCFE accreditation. We covered so much during the course, looking in particular at conservation and safety in relation to Bushcraft. Within … Continued
This year, we are once again delivering a Coastal Activity Leader Training course at the National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth! The course delivered with the NMA last summer proved to be a resounding success, so we were delighted to be invited back again this year. The coastline in and around Plymouth provides a wonderful backdrop for the course, … Continued
We had a fantastic session up in a super sunny Aviemore, providing teacher training for our future Primary School educators from the PGDE course atthe University of the Highlands and Islands. We were delighted to be invited by The UHI to deliver some taster activities for the PGDE primary teaching students, which they can then incorporate into their … Continued
We are delighted to be able to announce that we have received £2000 funding from Tesco Forres’ Bags of Help initiative, for our River Findhorn Restoration Project. This really will make a big difference in our community. The project will engage the community in hands-on activities to help restore the local natural environment along the River Findhorn. … Continued