View From… Our Volunteer & Outreach Officer

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As part of the variety of views we get as contributions to our blog, we like to include a ‘Day-in-the-Life’ style posts from members of our team. To celebrate the last day of #NationalTreeWeek, our Volunteer and Outreach Officer Patrick Watts-Mabbott is sharing his ‘Night-in-the-Life-of’ role as he searched out Exmoor Fox Fire that keeps the woodlands of Exmoor aglow.

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Look who came to visit!

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We had a visit by the President and Vice-Chair of Campaign for National Parks (CNP) at our Pinkery Centre for Outdoor Learning last week…… and if the President of CNP looks a little familiar, you may have seen her on TV a few times!

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19th October is #NationalExmoorDay

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To mark the date when Exmoor National Park came into being, we’ve decided to make 19th October #NationalExmoorDay to share what we find wonderful about our 267 square miles of National Park.

Exmoor National Park came into being on 19th October 1954 when the Designation Order made by the National Parks Commission was confirmed by the then Minister for Housing and Local Government Harold Macmillan – making us the 8th National Park to come into being.  Continue reading

Meet the Park Discoverers

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Exmoor National Park has recently hosted (for a day) two Physics teachers who are spending their September running off-road marathons in each of the 15 National Parks in the UK. But it’s not just about the running – Claire Aspinall and Pam Ellison are also aiming to show how the Science curriculum can be brought to life outdoors. They also want people to pledge to visit a National Park to discover how outdoor learning can educate, inspire and inform. You can make your pledge hereContinue reading

View from…. Work Experience Students

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As schools and colleges get their new terms underway, this article reflects on this summer when Exmoor National Park hosted a number of work experience students from schools and colleges in the local region in August. Judging by the feedback received from both students and employees at the National Park, everyone found it a really useful and enjoyable learning experience. The students covered a whole range of activities from checking disused mine sites through learning how to sterilise crayfish to teaching other children about rivers with a working model in a town centre! Continue reading

Exmoor Path Watchers up for Award

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We’re delighted to see that Exmoor’s Volunteer Path Watchers have been shortlisted for the Campaign for National Parks’ Park Protector Award, which recognises, rewards and celebrates exceptional projects that make a lasting contribution to the protection, restoration or conservation of the National Parks of England. Our volunteers are amazing people and everyone at Exmoor National Park Authority knows we couldn’t do without them!

 

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