Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham Women’s GroupFriday 18th June 2010Colin Bowen and Chris Cavalier
about the project ‘a joint project between the Lee Valley Park and the RSPB’ 3-year project running until December 2012 funded by the heritage lottery fund and the Peter Cruddas Foundation engaging with communities working with primary and secondary schools tailored activities for families and groups learning new skills and volunteering experience
who is it for? ‘working together to bring 28,000 people closer to nature’ 17,000 Children and young people disabled people and their carers people on low incomes Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities families with young children people without easy access to green space new and existing park users
where will it happen? Myddleton House Gardens Tottenham Marshes Waterworks Nature Reserve Middlesex Filter Beds Bow Creek Ecology Park East India Dock Basin
new skills and experiences ‘There are lots of things to do, learn about and enjoy’ amazing wildlife garden at the WaterWorks City and Guilds horticulture courses for 18-25 year olds family courses to learn about wildlife camping trips for young people in the Lea Valley work experience for 16 to 18 year olds wildlife events and activities volunteering opportunities for all
what green spaces do you use? ‘Why are they important to you? Place a sticker on the map to show any green spaces you currently use What you particularly like about these green spaces?
visit the WaterWorks nature reserve ‘Discover the wildlife on your doorstep’ find out about your local natural heritage learn about the history of the WaterWorks site Practical activities such as planting seeds, making nest boxes, hanging baskets, window boxes see what facilities are available help the wildlife in your area It’s your place! What would you like to do?
enjoy your space... ‘What would you like to do in your wild place?’ Help us to shape the project Place a sticker on each activity you think you would like to do as a group Got a great idea? Just write it on a blank card and put it on the board