Schools Education Programme - We’re working with local schools delivering in schoool and outdoor learning. Please get in touch if you’d like to get involved either as a school or as a volunteer.
Windermere Reflections John Muir Award Club - from March this year we’ll be running a club for those interested in working towards a John Muir Award focusing on the Windermere catchment. We’ll have regualr talks from all sorts of interesting people either directly involved with our programme, working in related fields, or those interested in sharing their experience of the area. There’ll also be strong links to our programme wide volunteering opportunities and suggestions for your own explorations. We’ll also run regular fun filed opportunities to get together with club members. Get in touch if your interested in knowing more or getting involved or see our blog.
Train the Trainers - Volunteers are vital to many organisations caring for the great outdoors. Windermere Reflections has lots of volunteering opportunities including leading volunteer groups, so we invested in volunteers and increase existing skills.
We offered free courses on how to lead and manage groups, and to provide understand of the environmental issues we come up against in the Windermere catchment and how to manage them. Courses were run by the University of Cumbria on our behalf.
We’re in the process of reshaping this project to deliver wider educational benifits so watch this space or sign up to our e-bulletin for news!
Action for the Outdoors - Did you know … the Lake District has one of the most highly concentrated number of outdoor education centres in Europe! There are also rangers, freelance instructors, teachers, mountain guides who all lead groups in the area.
Many of these outdoor leaders are really well informed, but we know there are some who are interested in knowing more about the environment they work in and the issues affecting it.
Through 2 modules within the University of Cumbria’s Greening Outdoor Practice course this project provides opportunities for these leaders to learn more and feel confident to share that knowledge with thier groups. It also helps them do their bit to protect and enhance the Windermere landscape.