Woodlands and Forest
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The Forest Education Network (FEN) is the successor body to the Forest Education Initiative (FEI) in England. Priorities for the FEN are to bring those with an interest in forest education together; promote the sharing of good practice; improve communication and help raise opportunities for, and standards in delivery.
A non-profit making community interest company providing Forest School Leader training, ethical school grounds improvements (using sustainable materials) and delivering Forest Schools, Outdoor Learning programs and Community Engagement projects throughout Birmingham and the West Midlands in a variety of settings including schools at all key stages, private, community, and extended provision. They also have extensive experience in the Special Needs sector. www.forestschoolsbirmingham.com
Forest Schools Birmingham works in partership with a range of fantastic Forest School Practitioners, Outdoor Learning Practitioners, Master Craftsmen and freelance artists to provide an holistic and individual approach towards learning, development and enjoyment. http://forestschoolsbirmingham.com/
The Woodland Play Centre was set up as a registered limited company in 2005 as a result of many years experience working with children and young people in the play and education sectors. www.woodlandplaycentre.co.uk/
Britain’s woodlands are exceptional. Our unique geographic position in the face of prevailing Atlantic weather, together with our varied geology and landscapes, has given rise to an outstanding diversity of wooded habitats for our relatively small land area. Certain English woodlands are of global importance. And what is it that makes them so important? The plants of course… www.plantlife.org.uk/wild_plants/celebrating_our_woodlands
Woodlands are arguably the UK’s most iconic habitat and offer a constant changing environment throughout the year – from springtime, when seas of iridescent bluebells are flecked with white ramsons and stitchwort, through to autumn, when they are awash with the overwhelming palate of nature’s colours. www.plantlife.org.uk/wild_plants/key_habitats/woodland