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Outdoor Learning in the North West

The North West Region includes the mountains, lakes and coastline of Cumbria, the Pennines, Howgills and Eden valley, Yorkshire Dales, Morecambe coast and Lune estuary, Trough of Bowland, Manchester and Merseyside conurbation, and the Wirral. There is a strong tradition of residential Outdoor Learning centres in the area, specialist recreational and activity provision, and a vibrant community of freelance practitioners. IOL members work in outdoor education, personal development, professional development, outdoor therapy, outdoor sports and adventure tourism.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

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Lake District seeks dark sky volunteers
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Lake District seeks dark sky volunteers

The Friends of the Lake District want to create an official dark sky reserve in the county but need public help to determine where it should be. Volunteers would measure how dark Cumbria's skies are and identify where they could be better. On-the-job training would be provided. Protecting the night sky can benefit stargazers, astronomer and nocturnal animals, said the group.

Dark Skies officer Johanna Korndorfer said: "Volunteers are needed to take five dark sky meter readings in five different places around the county. "We'll pick areas closest to where you live and train you to use meter readers and when to take the readings."

The data will then be added to Friend of the Lake District's evolving map of dark sky readings.

The first round of readings is expect to taken between 23-30 November.

Volunteers are being asked to sign up by contacting Friends of the Lake District.

It is hoped that the county will achieve the internationally recognised status as a Dark Sky Reserve in the future.

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North West Committee

Chair - Neal Anderson - Email Neal

Secretary - Dan McDermott

Treasurer - Christie Miles

Committee: John Crosbie, Jon Miller, Caroline Carr, Simon Harding, Dawn Elliott, Sarah Deane, Steve Randles, Claire Backhouse, Dave Harvey

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