August at the Beach School

August is the month that most people in the UK associate with going to the beach. Peak summer holiday season – sandcastles, picnics, chips in paper. I love it all. However, at our August sessions of Family Beach Explorers, I wanted to people to experience a different side to the coast – to really connectContinue reading “August at the Beach School”

Creatures of the Deep: Training to be a Marine Mammal Surveyor

The first place I saw a seal was here, off Deal Pier. The Channel’s Grey Seals, with their proud long noses are often mistaken for swimming dogs, just ask my sea-swimming husband, who was once asked why he had left his Labrador in the water. However, this was no land mammal. No dog could swimContinue reading “Creatures of the Deep: Training to be a Marine Mammal Surveyor”

Wonderful things to do in February

February is often thought of as a cold and dark month, but it actually marks the awakening the first signs of Spring –¬†crocuses and snowdrops are sprouting and trees are budding. The daylight is returning too, with mornings and evenings getting gradually lighter, and by the end of the month the day will be twoContinue reading “Wonderful things to do in February”

Why the beach? The importance of the nature on your doorstep

Why the focus on the beach and not a woodland for your forest school? I get asked this a lot. Firstly, I must say I love the woods and I love working in them – they provide an incredible learning environment. Home to such depth and diversity – the opportunities for learning are endless. TheyContinue reading “Why the beach? The importance of the nature on your doorstep”