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Do you live in a city? Then The Wild City Book is for you! It's all about having fun outdoors in the wild spaces near where you live – hunting for wildlife clues, watching wild creatures, making wild art, playing wild games, having exciting outdoor adventures. A wild, surprising world of plants and animals is always waiting to be discovered round the corner, right now, in every city.
You just need to keep your eyes open and know where to look. Featured projects include: – Water graffiti – Pavement storyboards – Recycled bird feeders – Make a parachute for a stick man – Clay gargoyles.
Jo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London.M ore recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire. Through their website www.goingwild.net, Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.
Fiona Danks did a degree in Ecology at Edinburgh University followed by a PGCE in Rural and Environmental Science at Bath College of Higher Education. She currently runs the Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment, a non-profit making company providing grants for a wide range of community and environmental projects across Oxfordshire. Fiona lives in Watlington in Oxfordshire.
"For city dwellers it is is not always obvious how to entice young imaginations into the great outdoors [...] The Wild City Book is full of ideas for outdoor activities in an urban setting"
- Baby & Me
"an ideal book to inspire teachers, parents and children with new and exciting things to do outside of the classroom"
- The School Librarian
"If you value play, being outdoors and finding our wild side, this book is for you – simple, fun and magic."
- Oxfordshire Play Association
"With this book in hand expeditions around your neighbourhood will be as exciting as any visit to a foreign park."
- Books for Keeps