Wild Nights Out by Chris Salisbury

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9781603589932
Published:
03 Jun 2021
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
xii, 208 pages
Dimensions:
229x152x16mm
Weight:
0.345kgs
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Learn how to call for owls, walk like a fox and expand your sensory perceptions. 'Wild Nights Out' is a wonderful new hands-on guide for those who wish to take kids (of all ages) outdoors for fun, thrilling nighttime nature adventures. Parents, grandparents, teachers and nature educators alike will discover a wealth of unique activities to explore the natural world from dusk till dawn. Alongside games, walks and exercises to expand our senses, storyteller and outdoor educator Chris Salisbury will bring this unexplored nocturnal dimension to life with lore about badgers, bats and minibeasts as well as tales of the constellations and planets to share around the campfire.

"The book gives adults ideas for activities to get kids outside after the sun goes down, from night hikes to trapping moths. It's also a fascinating meditation on humans' relationship with darkness."-Outside 

"A fun, inventive adventure guide about helping children explore nature after dark . . . Its activities are a great excuse to turn off the television, set down smartphones, and explore the rich, mysterious world just beyond the back door."-Foreword Reviews

The go-to guide for exploring nature at night, whether on summer holidays, weekends away or even back garden adventures!

Foreword by Chris Packham, author, naturalist, and BBC presenter 

Learn how to call for owls, walk like a fox and expand your sensory perceptions. Wild Nights Out is a wonderful new hands-on guide for those who wish to take kids (of all ages) outdoors for fun, thrilling nighttime nature adventures. 

Parents, grandparents, teachers and nature educators alike will discover a wealth of unique activities to explore the natural world from dusk till dawn. Alongside games, walks and exercises to expand our senses, storyteller and outdoor educator Chris Salisbury will bring this unexplored nocturnal dimension to life with lore about badgers, bats and minibeasts as well as tales of the constellations and planets to share around the campfire.

In Wild Nights Out you can expect to find:

25 fun and informative games and activities Practical information on how to conduct night walks safely  Animal facts and stargazing stories Beautiful black-and-white illustrations throughout

Nature has so much to offer at night, so let Wild Nights Out be your guide to the dark.  It will boost the resilience and self-confidence of children and adults, and instill a lifelong love of having fun in the outdoors when the sun goes down.

About the Author: Chris Salisbury founded WildWise in 1999 after many years working as an education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust. With a background in the theatre, a training in therapy and a career in environmental education, he uses every creative means at his disposal to encourage people to enjoy and value the natural world. Chris directs the acclaimed Call of the Wild Foundation programme for educators-in-training as well as Where the Wild Things Are, a rewilding adventure based at Embercombe in Devon. He is also a professional storyteller (aka 'Spindle Wayfarer') and is the co-founder and artistic director for the Westcountry and Oxford Storytelling Festivals. Chris lives in the enchantment of the Dart Valley, Devon, UK with his lovely wife, two pesky children, and an astonishing dog called Dexter.

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Number of pages xii, 208

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