Wild at Heart
Reproduced by kind permission of the
This is where we came in with Amy writing her letter of thanks to
the Centre and showing an appreciation that is hard to better. Hers
and other letters are on show in the Log Cabin, the hub of the
widespread working wheel that has created this exemplary Educational
Trust. Here I sat and watched the trust's website (www.offwell.info)
unfold its plethora of information, and learned how widely this
information is broadcast.
The Centre is extensively used for environmental education by all
sectors of the community. Primary schools are the main visitors, but
students at other levels are also catered for. In the fieldwork
season, Steve told me, the Centre is booked up every day. He works
with a small but committed staff of five, with volunteer workers.
Supporting this resource of practical activities, the website
provides follow-up information, available to people throughout the
world. Part of the National Grid for Learning, during term time the
site attracts over 1 million hits a month from over 100 countries.
It is linked to by many organizations, such as the BBC and NASA - in
addition to schools, colleges and universities, both nationally and