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NEWS FEED: Learning

Rare first edition presented to the South Downs National Park

March 29th, 2018

A rare first edition of Eleanor Farjeon’s A Sussex Alphabet, one of only 202 published in 1939, was presented to the National Park Authority on 22 March as the culmination of an inspiring project called the South Downs Alphabet. The book was generously given by Dr Peter Robinson of The Write House. The South Downs […]

Most Asked: Amanda Elmes, Learning, Outreach and Volunteer Lead for the South Downs National Park

March 28th, 2018

I’m a young person looking for volunteer opportunities. What do you have to offer? We want young people to feel that they can make a difference in their National Park and are opening up more volunteer opportunities for young people through the National Citizen Service (NCS) as part of wider work by National Parks UK. […]

Teachers – are you using us enough?

January 8th, 2018

A new term is underway and the Christmas holidays feel like a dream you woke up from too early, but don’t panic. We have a Learning Zone packed full of locally-relevant resources ready for you to use across the entire curriculum. South Downs Education Officer Jonathan Dean shares five ways the National Park can inspire […]


December 13th, 2017

The project portal is up and running and available to use for all officially signed up volunteers. Log in HERE. The project portal is a great way to keep up to date with what is happening in the project. It is updated regularly meaning you will have the latest information on upcoming events and training […]

Next stop West Meon Nature Station

December 5th, 2017

With a huge amount of hard work, a lot of local support and some future funding secured from the South Downs National Park Authority’s Sustainable Communities Fund, two National Park volunteers have taken a derelict storage depot and led its transformation into a nature reserve for a local school. It’s surprising to learn that a […]

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