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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Take a #SelfTea for #CareMoor

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We’re delighted to say one of our #CareMoor for Exmoor supporters, Miles Tea and Coffee, based in Porlock, is helping us promote our beautiful scenery through an interactive social media campaign. We’re looking for Tweeters and Facebookers to post scenic views of Exmoor with a #SelfTea ie to include a Miles product in your picture too. The three best ones we receive by Monday 12th September will win a selection of Miles Tea and Coffee products.

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Mission Explore:National Parks Adventure books for Children

CVR_ME NP english frontToday is the start of National Parks Week when we celebrate all the wonders of Britain’s breathing spaces and this year’s theme is ‘adventure’. So to get the week’s hullaballoo off to a flying start, National Parks UK have teamed up with Mission Explore to launch their latest adventure book for children Mission Explore: National Parks. Promoting the idea of being a guerrilla explorer, these pocket sized books are filled with challenges and adventures for children to try out and keep a record of when they are in one of the UK’s 15 National Parks.

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New Open Air Theatre in Valley of Rocks

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We’re delighted to host this article by self-confessed Exmoorphile Helena Payne on Midsummer’s Day about the new Pleasure Dome Theatre at the Valley of Rocks. Launching this summer with Macbeth (2nd – 20th August), Helena gives us an insight into her childhood dream to bring open-air theatre to Exmoor.

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