The Wild City Book (Paperback)

Fun Things to do Outdoors in Towns and Cities (Going Wild)

By Jo Schofield, Fiona Danks

Frances Lincoln, 9780711234888, 128pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2014

List Price: 14.95*
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Description

You don't need to live in the country to have fun outdoors! Wild Cities is all about finding wild places in the city and making the most of opportunities to explore and enjoy all these places have to offer. You can have fun discovering city wildlife (e.g., do a bird survey from your window; build a squirrel obstacle course; make a bean home out of straws; track city nocturnal animals). Using natural resources to play and invent new games (e.g., play conkers; have a game of marbles using pebbles; make your own shuttlecock from pigeon feathers and a cork)



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.

For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Fiona and Jo's website click here



Praise For The Wild City Book: Fun Things to do Outdoors in Towns and Cities (Going Wild)

'For city dwellers it is is not always obvious how to entice young imaginations into the great outdoors ... The Wild City Book is full of ideas for outdoor activities in an urban setting"

'If you value play, being outdoors and finding our wild side, this book is for you - simple, fun and magic.'

"With this book in hand expeditions around your neighbourhood will be as exciting as any visit to a foreign park."

"an ideal book to inspire teachers, parents and children with new and exciting things to do outside of the classroom"



"With this book in hand expeditions around your neighbourhood will be as exciting as any visit to a foreign park."



'For city dwellers it is is not always obvious how to entice young imaginations into the great outdoors ... The Wild City Book is full of ideas for outdoor activities in an urban setting"



"an ideal book to inspire teachers, parents and children with new and exciting things to do outside of the classroom"