Make it Wild! (Paperback)

101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors

By Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield

Frances Lincoln, 9780711228856, 160pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2010

List Price: 24.95*
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Description

Encouraging kids away from computers and the TV into the natural world, this fun-filled book lets them use their imaginations and discover the wonder and value of natural materials, as they have a go at making their own entertainment from whatever is available outdoors. With an emphasis firmly on fun, this activity book is jam-packed with instructions on how to make anything from a cricket bat to an ice lantern, as well as suggestions for expeditions, games and parties outdoors. From making things that fly to playing hay bale games, fashioning monsters from wet clay to trying stone jenga, creating living willow sculptures to making natural jewellery, this is the perfect book to help encourage children to embrace the great outdoors and create amazing fun things from natural materials.


About the Author

Fiona Danks did a degree in Ecology at Edinburgh University followed by a PGCE in Rural and Environmental Science at Bath College of Higher Education. She worked in environmental education for a number of years, first for the Shropshire Wildlife Trust and then for the Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, organizing training for teachers and taking groups of children out to nature reserves and other wild sites. She then went on to write books about the Chiltern Hills and the Cotswold Hills while working part-time running activities in a pre-school nursery. She currently runs the Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment, a non-profit making company providing grants for a wide range of community and environmental projects across Oxfordshire. Fiona lives in Watlington in Oxfordshire. Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.

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