Squirrel adventures bring curious young minds closer to nature

Posted on 24th November 2015

New series of Pip the Squirrel offers a fun introduction to UK wildlife

The new adventures of a curious red squirrel offer a fun and fact-filled introduction to the natural world for young and curious minds.

Parents and children can learn about and explore the lives of some of the UK’s most charismatic animal species, through a new DVD series and accompanying book, Pip’s Animal Time. Pip introduces viewers and readers to her neighbours, including foxes, hedgehogs, deer, rabbits, otters, badgers and

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Adventurous artist wanted for Undersea Art Award

Posted on 20th November 2015

The search is on for an intrepid artist who would like to take the plunge and seek inspiration beneath the waves. The Wildlife Trusts and the Society of Wildlife Artists fund an Undersea Art Award which pays for an established artist to learn to dive and then to work underwater off the UK coast, recording the wildlife of the sea. Applications for the 2016 award are now open! The winning artist will show their marine-inspired art at the SWLA’s exhibition

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Tropical Trust!

Posted on 19th November 2015

As the days get short, dark and chilly, let’s warm ourselves up with a memory from those long, hot, tropical days we enjoyed in May.

Tropical? Well, yes. Our outdoor classroom space, here at Margrove Heritage Centre, became “Margrove Island” for two sunny days in May.

After a long and arduous voyage from Redcar, Year 5&6 pupils from Wheatlands School came ashore to explore the “island” in the manner of Darwin. Their mission: to discover and record the habitats, plants and animals

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