We’ve teamed up with Nottingham City Council’s Early Years team and e-learning centres to give little ones the chance to get closer to nature and learn about the great outdoors – by loaning specialist equipment to early years practitioners working in nurseries, playgroups and other community settings.
The project is in association with world-renowned wildlife cameraman, TV presenter and author Simon King OBE and the Wildlife Whisperer website, an online community connecting people from all over the world who share a passion for watching, photographing and filming wildlife and the natural world.
Early years practitioners are welcome to borrow equipment from us as a way of helping children become interested in their local environment.
Via the project, two nurseries in the city already have webcams, which they’re using to monitor the birds and animals that visit their outdoor spaces. As you can imagine, this is really helping to bring nature and science alive for the young children in their care.
The equipment on offer includes a number of nestbox and feeder camera systems, motion-activated, battery-powered cameras and inspection cameras for observing mini-beasts. These cameras can be streamed through the web via Nottingham e-learning centres and may also be included on the Wildlife Whisperer website, sharing wildlife in the city with other nature-lovers around the world.
To find out more or to arrange to borrow the resources please call us on 0115 975 3898.
The following equipment is available to borrow:
2 x Canon Power Shot SX220 cameras
2 x bird box & bird feeder items
5 x Bushnell Trophy Cams
2 x Deluxe USB Microscopes
Items can be borrowed for up to one month and the Bird box & feeder items may be available for longer, depending on the time of year.