We recruited some very, very young Moorland detectives last week as David Rolls, our Moorland Education and Outreach Officer, ran activities with the children of Dunster Pre-School. Activities included animal detection, stalking skills and helping the children to use their senses to enjoy Exmoor’s magnificent moorland areas.
The session was just one of many being run as part of the ‘Moorland Classroom’ – a project created by the Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership to provide unforgettable outdoor learning experiences.
David Rolls said ‘It is great to be working with Dunster Pre School in this way. There is so much enthusiasm here for working with the Moorland Classroom.”
“We are so grateful to the Exmoor Trust , the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Exmoor National Park Sustainable Development Fund for their essential support for this engagement.”
David Rolls leads the project with Dave Gurnett at Exmoor National Park Authority. Some of the brilliant project partners we have worked with include the Field Studies Council, the Exmoor Society, OPAL (Open Air Laboratories), the Moorland Mousie Trust, South West Water, South West Lakes and both Somerset and Devon Wildlife Trusts.
Heart of Exmoor
This year Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership launched a Heritage Lottery Funded scheme that promotes moorland as the Heart of Exmoor.
Heart of Exmoor helps people to enjoy and appreciate Exmoor’s moorland and supports those who take care of it. The scheme’s fifteen projects will invest half a million pounds to benefit the landscape and community. The Moorland Classroom is one of the projects. To find out more, please visit www.heartofexmoor.org.uk or call 01398 322164.