Learning

Green Space Dark Skies is all about connecting people to beautiful landscapes across the UK. We want to help schools, communities, organisations and individuals to develop, make new contacts and access support and resources. Together with our partners, we are creating a wide range of experiences that encourage exploration, love and care for the UK’s green spaces.

Download our Conversation Starter resources below, designed for use in any activity group setting (ramblers, makers, activists, families or even just casual book clubs!), and scroll down to find your Lumenator Guide with details about the inspiration behind the project and the technology.

We’ll be adding school and home learning resources soon so keep checking back for more.

 

If you want more information on community and learning opportunities please email Jasmine Bertie, Head of Learning at info@greenspacedarkskies.uk

Conversation Starters

If you’re wondering how to start a conversation about the landscape with your group or class and don’t know where to start, or you’re looking for some inspiration, we’ve put together some free, downloadable resources for you use.

We explore subjects from dark skies to geology, accessibility to carbon footprint calculating, wellbeing and mindfulness to diversity in the outdoors; and you can take inspiration from poets, dancers, musicians and artists too.

 

Resource 1: Wellbeing and Mindfulness

Resource 2: Poetry and Art

Resource 3: Dance and Movement

Resource 4: Music

Resource 5: Welsh Landscape and Geology

Resource 6: Carbon Footprint Calculating

Resource 7: Accessibility

Resource 8: Diversity in the Outdoors

Resource 9: Bringing Green Spaces Home

Resource 10: Outdoor Time and your Weekly Routine

Resource 11: Dark Skies

Black mother wearing a colourful headscarf and daughter, wearing a cap, making butterflies out of card in a workshop at Dorset AONB

Maiden Castle, Dorset AONB, Butterfly making workshop. Photo: Jayne Jackson

Lumenator Guide

You can also download our Lumenator Guides explaining our inspiration for Green Space Dark Skies – the 90th anniversary of the Kinder Scout Mass Trespass and the Right to Roam movement – our approach to environmental sustainability, our innovative Geolight technology and how you can help us build a free online archive of stories about our relationship to the landscape in Green Space Stories.

 

Cover visual of the Lumenator guide
Woman in red jacket and pink cap reading the Lumenator Guide with a young woman dressed in black jacket and brown woolly hat

Photo: Brian Morrison

Here at Green Space Dark Skies, we believe that learning about our local green spaces is an important part of connecting with our neighbours, with our landscape and with our own personal stories. We look forward to seeing people of all ages and backgrounds using these resources and activities together, with family groups or with community groups and having their say about the outdoors

Jasmine Bertie
Green Space Dark Skies Head of Learning

Learning Programme

There will be more resources coming this summer, so keep checking this page for more details.