Working with Nature Projects

Nature, Photography & Drama / Film making at Brayards Estate

Over a period of 1 year the project shall run a series of FREE workshops focusing on four different areas: Nature / Forest School, Gardening, Drama / Film-making & Photography. 20 FREE Nature / Forest School sessions shall be focused at younger children & will involve them learning about wildlife and creating items such as bird feeders, bug hotels, natural perfumes & shampoos.These sessions shall teach these urban young people about the nature around them, what they can do to protect it and to be more sustainable (recycling materials etc).

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Three Year South London Nature Conservation Project

Brixton-based (not-for-profit) company Embrace Cooperation Ltd has been awarded a £80,000 grant over three years by the City Bridge Trust, the City of London Corporation’s charity. The project started early July 2012 and the grant is funding a full time project nature conservation manager for three years. This role will enable Embrace to work at different locations in South London, maximizing the impact of its work in a variety of areas, including: free nature conservation, environmental education activities for the general public and tailor-made activities for schools,

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Spring Into Action

We were awarded with a £8,638 Big Lottery Community Wildlife grant to run a 3 month nature conservation / environmental education project in Lambeth focusing on Knights Hill Wood. We aimed to run a total of 15 nature conservation sessions. Some events took place in Knights Hill Wood which is managed by Lambeth Parks & Greenspaces since 2002.

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Embrace Woodland

This one year Heritage Lottery funded, Embrace Cooperation Ltd project that was started in October 2009 and run in partnership with environmental conservation charity Trust for Urban Ecology (TRUE). The project focused on traditional woodland crafts, environmental conservation, increase awareness of, and encourage participants to maintain and preserve the Dulwich Upper Wood (London) nature reserve site for future generations. These traditional woodland crafts have been developed over many years and the local native wildlife has also adapted slowly over time. As the wildlife benefits from these practical crafts they have become part of the site management.

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Elam Street Open Space Community Project

Environmental education / practical nature conservation project based in small park in Loughborough Junction funded by Western Riverside Environmental Fund. This is a partnership project with One Planet Ventures and is their first nature conservation / environmental education project. The project is based in a small park close to our office in Brixton, Lambeth, London. The project is run under the management of Embrace Cooperation Ltd staff on behalf of One Planet Ventures.

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Lost Stories of Ruskin Park

This year project increased awareness of the historic and natural heritage of Ruskin Park and the local area surrounding the park. Historic heritage research techniques was taught in order to preserve the heritage of Ruskin Park for future generations. In the past 5 years, Embrace ran several very successful Heritage Lottery projects focusing on the natural heritage of the respective sites.

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Embrace the Wild!

This 3-month Embrace Cooperation Ltd project was based in Lesnes Abbey Wood and the project involved 8 free public events. This project was funded by Big Lottery Community Wildlife grant and started October 2010. The project also ran 6 free tailor-made events for young people were run with local youth organizations &/or schools and were run at suitable times/dates for the participating groups.

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Natural History Exploration of Streatham Common

This one and a half year, Heritage Lottery Fund project looked at the wildlife and history of Streatham Common. The project involved over 150 school students and young adults from various ethnic backgrounds in practical nature conservation activities on Streatham Common. Many of who would have been unlikely to participate in such activities without the project organizing these activities for them and with them, which was found through talking to our young participants on these activities.

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Cleaner Greener Safer Edible Hedge project at Brayards Estate

This partnership project with Brayards Estate Tenants & Residents Association that will plant edible wildlife hedge around the boundary of the Estate green space, create a dog free area for local children and also installed new outdoor equipment (oven and tennis table) in the community garden.

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