Woodnook Pioneers

Places are booking up fast for our Woodnook Pioneers events over the winter school holidays.  Thanks to funding from Fun with Food and Friends, we are working in partnership with Outdoors4All and Carers Link Community Cafe to provide hot meals and outdoor environmental activities for children who usually receive free school meals.  If you would […]

Winter Bird Walk

Outdoor Learning Officer Danielle led a Winter Bird Walk around Peel Park and The Coppice.  We saw jays, robins, blackbirds, great tits, magpies, blue tits, long-tailed tits and greenfinches.  During the walk we discussed climate change and how changing weather patterns are affecting trees and migrating birds.

AQA in Biodiversity, Air Quality and Horticulture

On 17th November, Outdoor Learning Officer Danielle delivered an AQA in Biodiversity, Air Quality and Horticulture.  The session took place at The Prospects Foundation’s Environment Centre on Broadway, Accrington.  Everyone who attended got a free spider plant and aloe vera to take home with them.  If you’d like to see what future AQAs we are […]

Head Ranger deadline extended

We’ve made the decision to extend the application deadline for our new Head Ranger post to Monday 27th September to tie in with our deadline for the Local Nature Reserve Office Post. The deadline for both jobs is now 5.00pm on Monday 27th September. Interviews for both post will now take place on Thursday 7th […]

Borrow a Bike

Sara Britcliffe MP borrowed one of our electric bikes to promote the benefits of sustainable transport! Cycling is a great way to experience the countryside and enjoy the outdoors. The feeling of freedom and closeness to nature is hugely beneficial to people’s wellbeing as well as the obvious health and fitness benefits of riding a […]

Be a Climate Change Cyclist

Why not do your bit for climate change and start riding a bike? We have bikes you can borrow – regular push bikes or electric bikes – to help get you started. All you have to do is find an organisation that will vouch for you and pop into the Environment Centre on Broadway in […]

We’re recruiting for a Head Ranger

We’re pleased to announce that we’ve been successful with funding bids to the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, the Kickstart Scheme and the Windfall Fund.  The funding will allow us to run a new Ranger programme in Hyndburn until the end of March 2023. The programme will involve a new Head Ranger and two new trainees.  […]

Woodnook Pioneers

Prospects have been awarded funding from the Fun With Food and Friends – Hyndburn HAF Programme. We will be delivering the Woodnook Pioneer programme, six outdoor environmental sessions aimed at getting children aged 8-14 to engage with nature and learn about climate change. To book a place for your child, fill out the online form […]

Fantastic Funding News!

The PROSPECTS Foundation Natural Connections project has been awarded a grant from the Government’s £40 million second round of the Green Recovery Challenge Fund, a multi-million pound boost for green jobs and nature recovery Ninety nature projects across England have been awarded grants from £68,100 to £1,950,000 to create and retain over 2,500 green jobs, […]

Community Fun Day! Saturday 10th July

This Saturday will be our second ‘Community Fun Day!’ at Oakhill Park Incredible Edible Garden. Following on from our successful Community Fun Day at our office on Broadway in Accrington, Danielle, Joel and Garden with be at the Incredible Edible Garden in Oakhill Park to meet the public and tell them about the fantastic work […]

Nature Sketching

On 28th June, we held a nature sketching event at The Hollins and Jubilee woodland.  We explored nature through different sketching techniques.  This mindful session allowed participants to relax and appreciate nature and escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.  One participant said, “It’s good to slow down and observe nature and appreciate it […]

Bike Maintenance Training

All our staff have taken part in basic bike maintenance training! With thanks to Dave from Cycling UK we have learnt how to carry out basic maintenance checks and perform straightforward repairs to ensure all our bikes are ready for the road! Amongst other things we repaired a puncture, adjusted the brakes and changed a […]

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