Wild Place Your Space Presentation 18.06.10


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Wild Place Your Space presentation to the Newham and Tower Hamlets Mind Women's Group 18.06.10.

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Wild Place Your Space Presentation 18.06.10

  1. 1. Mind in Tower Hamlets and Newham Women’s GroupFriday 18th June 2010Colin Bowen and Chris Cavalier<br />
  2. 2. about the project<br />‘a joint project between the Lee Valley Park and the RSPB’<br />3-year project running until December 2012<br />funded by the heritage lottery fund and the Peter Cruddas Foundation<br />engaging with communities<br />working with primary and secondary schools<br />tailored activities for families and groups<br />learning new skills and volunteering experience<br />
  3. 3. who is it for?<br />‘working together to bring 28,000 people closer to nature’<br />17,000 Children and young people<br />disabled people and their carers<br />people on low incomes<br />Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee communities<br />families with young children<br />people without easy access to green space<br />new and existing park users<br />
  4. 4. where will it happen?<br />Myddleton House Gardens<br />Tottenham Marshes<br />Waterworks Nature Reserve<br />Middlesex Filter Beds<br />Bow Creek Ecology Park<br />East India Dock Basin<br />
  5. 5. new skills and experiences<br />‘There are lots of things to do, learn about and enjoy’<br />amazing wildlife garden at the WaterWorks<br />City and Guilds horticulture courses for 18-25 year olds<br />family courses to learn about wildlife<br />camping trips for young people in the Lea Valley<br />work experience for 16 to 18 year olds<br />wildlife events and activities<br />volunteering opportunities for all<br />
  6. 6. what green spaces do you use?<br />‘Why are they important to you?<br />Place a sticker on the map to show any green spaces you currently use<br />What you particularly like about these green spaces?<br />
  7. 7. visit the WaterWorks nature reserve<br />‘Discover the wildlife on your doorstep’<br />find out about your local natural heritage<br />learn about the history of the WaterWorks site<br />Practical activities such as planting seeds, making nest boxes, hanging baskets, window boxes<br />see what facilities are available<br />help the wildlife in your area<br />It’s your place! What would you like to do?<br />
  8. 8. enjoy your space... <br />‘What would you like to do in your wild place?’<br />Help us to shape the project<br />Place a sticker on each activity you think you would like to do as a group<br />Got a great idea? Just write it on a blank card and put it on the board<br />
  9. 9. t: 020 8525 0547e: wildplaceyourspace@rspb.org.ukw: wildplaceyourspace.org.ukwaterworks centre: 020 8988 7566<br />