The  Wild City Book

The Wild City Book by Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks

Fun Things to do Outdoors in Towns and Cities

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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9780711234888
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Series: Going Wild
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Do you live in a city? Then The Wild City Book is for you!

It’s all about having fun outdoors in the wild spaces near where you live – hunting for wildlife clues, watching wild creatures, making wild art, playing wild games, having exciting outdoor adventures. A wild, surprising world of plants and animals is always waiting to be discovered round the corner, right now, in every city. You just need to keep your eyes open and know where to look.

Featured projects include:

- Water graffiti

- Pavement storyboards

- Recycled bird feeders

- Make a parachute for a stick man

- Clay gargoyles

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: 9780711234888
Series: Going Wild
Illustrations: 100 colour illustrations
Size: 5.512 in x 7.874 in / 140 mm x 200 mm
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'For city dwellers it is is not always obvious how to entice young imaginations into the great outdoors ... The Wild City Book is full of ideas for outdoor activities in an urban setting"

'If you value play, being outdoors and finding our wild side, this book is for you - simple, fun and magic.'

"With this book in hand expeditions around your neighbourhood will be as exciting as any visit to a foreign park."

"an ideal book to inspire teachers, parents and children with new and exciting things to do outside of the classroom"

"an ideal book to inspire teachers, parents and children with new and exciting things to do outside of the classroom"

'For city dwellers it is is not always obvious how to entice young imaginations into the great outdoors ... The Wild City Book is full of ideas for outdoor activities in an urban setting"

"With this book in hand expeditions around your neighbourhood will be as exciting as any visit to a foreign park."