Past Projects

Our Previous Projects

We are a not-for-profit running UK and European training projects that help people achieve their goals for nature/science/education and employment.

We are very proud of all our previous projects which ranged from enabling trainees to experience working with nature conservation NGOs in the UK and European to organising a series of ‘citizen science’ BioBlitz 24-hour wildlife surveys across Devon to using emerging ‘eco-therapy’ to help young people experiencing mental distress. And more…

Euro GIS-GPS

Our EuroGIS-GPS (2011-2013) trained over 120 volunteers, students and workers in wildlife conservation from 5 different European countries how to use hand held GPS location equipment linked to free computer mapping software (QGIS).  The project website is http://eurogis-gps.eu.

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BioBlitz 2011

In summer 2011 we engaged families and people of all ages in wildlife species recording via 24hour continuous wildlife species counts (called BioBlitz) at sites across Devon and Somerset. We linked up with the Open University iSpot online species recording website

Eco Train

From 2007-2014 we ran co-funded wildlife training and volunteering opportunities in Europe. Working in partnership with European nature conservation and ecological research organisations, trainees gained a unique insight and hands-on experience of nature conservation in action – monitoring and survey work in a European context. This project has morphed into our 2018-2020 work-based training Wildlife Species and Interpretation Skills programme which is part funded by Erasmus+

Sharpham Sounds

In 2013 we ran a workshop that focused on intriguing recorded sounds from the natural world in combination with spoken word to create a sound art exhibition and performance at Sharpham House. Learners from 6 different European counties shared, interpreted and developed recordings into an installation exhibition, radio broadcast and online archive.

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LEMUR+ 2014 - 2017

The LEMUR+ project has now closed and there is an evaluation video which you can see here. The project ran for 3 years (2014-2017) with financial assistance from Skills for the Future at the Heritage Lottery Fund.  Thanks to Lottery support the project was able to combine real work experience of nature conservation organisations with training that included the use of technology.

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ERASMUS+ Careers in Conservation

Known as #CareersInConservationKA2 this Erasmus+ funded project has now been successfully completed. It helped university students achieve their goals for wildlife, science, education and employment. It also helped both students and career advisors investigate the world of work around biodiversity management.

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Farmland Bird Survey

This research project sought to provide data on the range of birds using farmland at both Lower Sharpham Farm, Totnes, Devon and Labrador Bay RSPB Reserve, Teignmouth, Devon.

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