Today March 21 is World Forestry Day, an annual event held each year to raise awareness about the significance of forests and their ecosystems, and to provide opportunities for people to learn how forests can be managed and used sustainably for generations to come.
This year, 2013, the Forestry Commission are also launching its new strategy to Learning on the Public Forest Estate in England. This involves over 30 events involving over 1000 people across the country highlighting the opportunities available in the forest for a diverse selection of groups from a sensory trail, den building to an endangered tree walk working with primary school children through to octogenarians!
We love to walk in the forest (hunting out the biggest leaf is currently our favourite game!) and learning more about its vital role in our ecology will encourage the boys to respect and nurture our natural habitat.
The Forestry Commission have stacks of things planned for the Spring/Summer months coming up to help educate our young offsprings. Our local forest Sherwood Pines has some really exciting events such as Bushcraft, Pond Dipping and Den Building which I hope we can get involved in.