Learning

In addition to the formal learning opportunities the programme offers through our Action for the Outdoors project we are also offering the following opportunities to get involved and we’d love to hear from you!

Windermere Reflections John Muir Award club – If formal learning is not your thing but you want to know more about the Windermere Catchments’ environment then our John Muir Award club could be just the thing for you! It will give you a chance to learn and meet other like minded people. There will be some core elements and plenty of opportunity to follow your own interests as they develop. Contact Claire Backhouse tel: 07966 936008 or email: Claire.Backhouse@Cumbria.ac.uk or see our blog.

Schools Programme – We’re now working with 5 local schools in Hawkshead, Langdale and Windermere helping children discover the special characteristics of their local lake and landscape. From wildlife and habitats to cultural heritage they’ll learn about what’s on their doorstep and what they can do to help protect it in school and at home.

We’ll run school workshops, field visits and give pupils the chance to work with professional artists too! Our dream delivery team includes tutors from Field Studies Council at Blencathra, creative practitioners including storytellers, dance and drama teachers, artists and poets, and our volunteers too. We will all work to deliver this exciting programme over the next academic year.

Other Groups - Is your group interested in knowing more about Windermere Reflections or issues affecting the Lake? If so we may be able to work together. We have already worked with a number of groups such as Brownies, encouraging everyone and particularly our young people to get invoved in the environment around them. Many of our projects provide this opportunity. If you’re interested please do let us know! Get involved.