Author Archives: Mel

Crowdfunded campaign aims to give every child access to forest schools

This is the crowdfunding campaign that I want to see going viral, not least because it has the potential to directly affect so many children and families.

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Participation

I’ve always enjoyed creating participatory experiences. I’m a connector: it’s often hard to find a boundary between my work as an artist or an educator. Here’s a brief selection of some of the participatory arts and education work I have … Continue reading

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Here is an archive of past projects I have worked on. The drop down menus under ‘past work’ contain performance, participation and training projects.

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An inter-disciplinary artist, educator and writer with 20 years experience, I specialise in outdoor arts, play and learning. I work as a researcher and lecturer (Plymouth Uni), outdoor performance maker, Forest School practitioner, consultant and writer. From 2009-2013 I have … Continue reading

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The future of Uni’s after Thatcher? Crowdsourcing to get my research out to the world…..Seriously!

Whoopee! Here’s my crowdsource page to get my research to Morocco and the world! The World Environmental Education congress to be precise. Please sponsor me and share, please pretty please : ) What an opportunity to find out more about … Continue reading

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Springy things to look forward to

It is finally Spring and what am I excited about? Playing outdoors in the sunshine after such a miserable winter. Going Feral very soon on April 28th. Then the fantastic Feral Summer Unschool in collaboration with Lily of Kindling. Check … Continue reading

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Research findings world tour!

I’m pleased with the line up so far this year for presentations of the research results. Eastbourne, Cheltenham, Marrakech, London! Oh the glamour and the prestige. Don’t know how I’ll cope after 3+years either in a small dark room or … Continue reading

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play and feralosophy

I’ve been musing and developing a feralosophy for a few years now, sometimes aided by other feral folk. It’s a philosophy suited to life of untaming. Here’s something I wrote a while back about play in my philosophy, preceded by … Continue reading

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Going Feral in the Lake District

Save the date! 17– 23 August 2013. Going Feral in the Lake District – natural play intensive for grown ups – details are out. Check out collaborators Kindling too.

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New article on Forest Schools

Our article on the History of Forest Schools (Part 1) came out in Horizons last year. Here is a pdf which is ok to freely distribute. Look out for Part 2 in the summer issue 2013. H60.FS.History.pt1

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