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National Nest Box Week

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Agent Littlejohns

In preparation for National Nest Box Week starting tomorrow, aka Valentine’s Day, until 21st February, I focused last weeks’ workshop on British Bird Conservation. One in four birds in the UK are now on the Red List of Conservation Concern and some of these; puffins, turtle doves, pochards and …

Coral Reef Conservation

Posted on February 9th, 2019 by Agent Littlejohns

The ocean is the largest ecosystem on earth and as such, it’s effectively earth’s life support system. It absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and reduces the impact of climate change, so the diversity and productivity of our oceans is crucial for human survival. But as we know, they’re in need …

Dolphins & Seahorses

Posted on February 5th, 2019 by Agent Littlejohns

With a new year comes excitement as to what it may bring and what we could do to better ourselves, and our surrounding environment, where possible. I was looking forward to my first workshop in 2019 and was very thankful to have been greeted by such a lovely group …

It Appears to be Working

Posted on January 6th, 2019 by Agent Littlejohns

12th December 2018
‘Wow’ was the resounding sound the children made when I explained that chimpanzees are from the same family as us. Watching their little faces light up we chatted about how special chimpanzees are; that they use tools to get food and can walk on two legs …


Posted on January 2nd, 2019 by Agent Littlejohns

5th December 2018
The WWF estimate that around 20,000 African elephants are killed each year for their ivory – an average of 55 a day. During the 1970’s large-scale poaching of black rhinos saw their populations decline from around 70,000 to 2,410 in 1995 – a 96% decline over that …

Stripes & Silverbacks

Posted on December 19th, 2018 by Agent Littlejohns

18th December 2018
It’s not surprising to find energy levels of both children and adults a bit low in the run up to Christmas, so to wrap up my Conservation art workshops for Winter Term and indeed 2018, and to set everyone off with happy vibes for the festive …

Sloths & the Amazon

Posted on December 11th, 2018 by Agent Littlejohns

Deforestation – it’s effect on climate change and animal species – was the theme of this weeks’ workshop. As such, we chatted about the Amazon rainforest in South America because it’s the most biodiverse environment on earth and home to an incredible array of captivating, colourful creatures, as well as many endangered species. Brazil, which holds 60% …

Penguins & Polar Bears

Posted on November 30th, 2018 by Agent Littlejohns

As the days grow colder and we’re waking up to early morning mist, it’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas. As such a workshop on endangered animals that inhabit colder climates, such as emperor penguins and polar bears, seemed pretty apt. Plus, the Dynasties episode on penguins that was …

Orangutans & Plastic Cheese

Posted on November 27th, 2018 by Agent Littlejohns

It was Orangutan Caring Week from 11-18th November so when I went in to do a workshop with the children mid-week that week, we learnt about orangutans; where they’re from and why we need to look after them. We also learnt about the crucial and very important subject of plastic pollution …

Whales, Turtles and Plastic

Posted on November 22nd, 2018 by Agent Littlejohns

Almost three quarters of our wonderful world – 71% to be precise – is covered in water, but unfortunately it gets polluted by eight million pieces of plastic every single day. This causes great havoc and destruction to the marine eco system and all creatures in our oceans, so …

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