Easthall Farm and Outdoor Learning Experiences support learning and engagement with the natural environment for all ages, by running a commercial farm with a focus on wildlife and learning. We seek to do this in several ways:
The farm includes arable crops, livestock on grassland and woodland, and we have put over 10% of land into wildlife conservation and are protecting historical landscapes.
We offer a variety of activities for adults and children which enable them to enjoy being out in nature, such as Forest School, farm walks and tours, educational visits to the farm, and outdoor science lessons.
We carry out research on outdoor learning and environmental education. See the Research page for more details of project and publications of findings.
We work with organisations that seek to promote outdoor learning and engagement with nature, such as the Scouts, Countryside Classroom, Farms for City Children, School Food Matters.
Influencing policy regarding learning in the natural environment, through membership of a strategic research group within Natural England.
Outdoor Learning Experiences is based in Hertfordshire. Frances Harris, founder of Outdoor Learning Experiences, is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Management at the University of Hertfordshire.