Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Thought for the Day

"...mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans.”
Robert Macfarlane

Monday, 3 August 2015

Landscape survey - a chance to help with some research

I've been sent a link to a survey which I hope you might be able to help with.

My name is Kate Wayland and I'm currently studying Geography (BSc) at Staffordshire University. As part of my degree I have designed my own dissertation project which equates to 1/4 of my final year.

My passion for Geography greatly influences the areas I visit in my spare time. I prefer to visit landscapes that are geologically diverse (landscapes with lots of cool rocks in!). 
I am interested in what people like about the landscapes they visit and in particular the general public appreciation of geodiverse landscapes. 
Amongst other things I've designed this survey to figure out:

- what things attract people to a landscape?

- do people appreciate geodiverse landscapes? 

- what sort of people like geodiverse landscapes?

Hopefully with this information I can suggest suitable ways to encourage  people to enjoy Britain's geodiverse landscapes even more.

If you wish to lend me a hand and contribute to my final project by taking part in my survey then the link is attached  below. It should take 10-15 minutes to complete. Also, the information you share with me will not be passed on to any third parties and will be used solely for the purpose of this dissertation project.

 http://staffordshire.eu.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0MMTjZR0c8NmeIl

 Please feel free to pass it on to everyone you know, the more the merrier! 

Lastly, if you have any questions or want to find out more my email is:kate.wayland@yahoo.com

Thank you for your time! 

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Here comes summer...

Summer holidays are here, when I will be getting ready for the next year, when we will be teaching the Adventure Landscapes topic again. This is a great topic, and will offer a lot of options for us to teach about landscapes and our relationships with them.

Which landscapes are you going to visit over the summer?

Sunday, 26 April 2015

The yellowing....

Every year about this time, I get a reminder of the resource I wrote as part of the KS3 Toolkit on the yellowing of the English countryside...

This is the newly flowering rape near Swaffham, Norfolk...

Image: Alan Parkinson

Friday, 3 April 2015