The  Wild Weather Book

The Wild Weather Book by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield

Loads of things to do outdoors in rain, wind and snow

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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9780711232556
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Series: Going Wild
£9.99

Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield are back with more wonderful ideas for fun outdoors even in the most challenging weather!
Imagine -   jumping in the biggest puddle you can find!
-    Or running barefoot and feeling squidgy mud ooze up between your toes!  
-    Or run up the nearest hill to feel the wind try to carry you away!

When it’s wet, or windy or cold, there’s no need to stay cooped up indoors; it’s a great opportunity to rush outside for some fun.
-    Go on an animal hunt and find the creatures that come out in the wet.  
-    Fly a kite in the wind and catch falling leaves.  
-    Take your camera into a white world and see how many different icy patterns and shapes you can find.  
There are loads of exciting and creative things you can do in the natural world when the weather’s wild.  So don’t wait for the sun:  take this book with you and go outdoors for a wild weather adventure!

Fiona Danks did a degree in Ecology at Edinburgh University followed by a PGCE in Rural and Environmental Science at Bath College of Higher Education. She worked in environmental education for a number of years, first for the Shropshire Wildlife Trust and then for the Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, organizing training for teachers and taking groups of children out to nature reserves and other wild sites. She then went on to write books about the Chiltern Hills and the Cotswold Hills while working part-time running activities in a pre-school nursery. She currently runs the Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment, a non-profit making company providing grants for a wide range of community and environmental projects across Oxfordshire. Fiona lives in Watlington in Oxfordshire. Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.

For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Fiona and Jo's website click here

Jo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She worked mainly for national editorial magazines such as Country Living. When her children were small she worked in Watlington Primary School and the Dragon school in Oxford, applying her creative knowledge to the classroom with children aged 6-9 years. More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire. Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.

For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Jo and Fiona's website click here

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9780711232556
Series: Going Wild
Illustrations: 100 colour illustrations
Size: 5.512 in x 7.874 in / 140 mm x 200 mm
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'this book would provide me with everything I needed to keep them happy and purposefully engaged for hours! ... With such a clear and attractive layout and high-quality photographs that depict both beauty and spontaneity in equal measure, I would be inspired to get out there and have a go ...'      

'use it to inspire rainy day adventures'

'There are endless project ideas for fun in the fresh air: I wish I had made ice toffee sculptures during the cold snap; instead I am embracing mud castles and water runs'

"No more huddling by the fire with these 72 surprisingly appealing suggestions for wild things to do in wild weather"

'There are endless project ideas for fun in the fresh air: I wish I had made ice toffee sculptures during the cold snap; instead I am embracing mud castles and water runs'

'every family home should have a copy'

'A companion to The Stick Book this is imaginative and simple.'

'packed with imaginative suggestions - it will put paid to those dreaded words, 'I'm bored.'

'A celebration of the outdoors and all the fun things you can do in it in all kinds of unpropitious weather! Armed with this, families may feel less dread when faced with a really wet holiday.'

 

“I love the simplicity of all these accessible ideas - all hugely enjoyable and not a sun beam in sight!”

'an essential read for parents, teachers and anyone involved in the outdoor education of children and young people'

“Armed with this book you’ll have so much fun in the spring showers you’ll wonder why you ever stayed indoors!”

“this book is proof that even if the rain pours, the wind howls or the snow settles, you can still get outside and have fun.” 

'Enjoy the unpredictability of our weather and embrace the outdoor world in all its seasons'

'use it to inspire rainy day adventures'

'this book would provide me with everything I needed to keep them happy and purposefully engaged for hours! ... With such a clear and attractive layout and high-quality photographs that depict both beauty and spontaneity in equal measure, I would be inspired to get out there and have a go ...'      

May 20, 2013
A group of five youngsters and their teacher demonstrated a project from The Wild Weather Book for a segment on Public Radio International's May 17 edition of Living on Earth. The book, by Fiona Danks and Jo Scholfield, details activities to get children outside in all sorts of weather. Read More.