What is Mapping Hirst Wood?

Mapping Hirst Wood is a creative project I started in 2010 to develop awareness of the wonderful woodland environment of Hirst Wood, near Saltaire West Yorkshire. I will be running a series of creative activities in the woods that anyone can come along and join in. Events will include hands-on craft activities, walking, mapping, games and ecology activities.

This blog is a way to share the results of the Mapping Hirst Wood events with photos and a few words. It will also become a virtual noticeboard for up-coming events and things of interest to all those who love Hirst Wood.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Some ideas and plans

Some plans... or thoughts in progress:

I want my public engagement activities to be flexible so that it isn't all dictated by me - How can I do this?
  • start with a simple activity that allows for different responses and dialogue
  • listen to what people say
  • review what I am doing and invite new ideas
  • re-consider and be open to a change in purpose
  • share what I/we do
What should the activities be?
  • creative, imaginative, fun
  • accessible, for everyone
  • encourage dialogue and discussion
  • contribute and respond to local ecology & culture
  • conscious of global environmental impact
How can I make this happen?
  • I need to tell people about what is happening - started blog, need to create signs and put up posters
  • Make the hub of activity attractive and inviting
  • Be enthusiastic and talk to people about what I am doing
  • No woman is an island - I need to recruit helpers; any volunteers?

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Welcome to the new blog!

This is a brand new blog for the start of my new project. I am interested in any stories or old photos of Hirst Wood. I am planning to do some events very soon, so keep checking here for upcoming dates...