Earthwhisperer Outdoor Learning
Hands-on workshops in your school grounds or local park
Combining science with wellbeing
Welcome to Earthwhisperer. I am Joanna Goldsmid, an outdoor educator with a vision. A world in which all children grow up knowing the natural world as a place of wonder, belonging and refuge. From this grows appreciation and from appreciation grows the desire to nurture and protect.
If nature is to thrive in the future we need children to feel this deep connection.
And children need nature if they are to truly thrive too. Quality time spent in nature is medicine for young minds.
We offer 6 outdoor workshops, 3 for Primary and 3 for EYFS. All are designed to generate a sense of awe, wonder and appreciation.
My Animal Friends
KS1 & KS2
Watch footage of my wildlife encounters in London. Then step outside to make friends with the fascinating animals living on your doorstep. Visit them in their homes and spot the clues they leave behind. Equipped to the eyeballs we'll make lots of new playmates. And we'll learn how we can help them to thrive in your school grounds.
KS1 & KS2
Mindfulness is the practice of paying close attention to the present moment with a quality of curiosity and appreciation. Nature provides a perfect context as it awakens our senses and engages our interest. Through 'micro-world' exploration, 'sound mapping' and the ''steady stone' game, we will start to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary and the power of nature to calm, soothe and inspire.
Free as a Bird
KS1 & KS2
Learn all about the wondrous world of the birds you share your neighbourhood with. Look for clues, find their homes, and study their characteristics with our state of the art binoculars. Learn the 'tracker's walk' to get closer to them than you've ever thought possible. And then problem solve solutions to help birds thrive in your school grounds.
My Minibeast Friends
Watch our film about Sanjay the lonely spider as he tries to make new friends. Then step outside to meet them all! What have I caught in my net? What's dropped out of the bush onto your capture cloth? We'll leave no stone unturned, so get ready to make a whole bunch of new playmates.
Watch the story about Ladybird, Bee and Spider's wild adventure. Then we'll head outside to explore all the textures, sounds, sights and smells nature has to offer. Compare and contrast. Make a rainbow of colour or a staircase of sticks. Go home happy with your very own gift box full of natural treasures you have collected.
Make and decorate your own binoculars pre-visit before learning some bird calls. Learn to amplify sound with your 'foxes ears', then we'll head outdoors to see what birds we can see and hear. Inspect a bird's nest and have a go at making one yourself.