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Greenwich Outdoor Classroom

Funded on Spacehive 19 May 2015

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Greenwich Outdoor Classroom

The Land Trust By The Land Trust

Greenwich Ecology Park Outdoor Classroom! A fabulous educational space to inspire children and adults about wildlife, conservation, the environment - connecting them with nature & the outdoors!

Greenwich Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 19 May 2015!

This space will help us deliver even more exciting and fun activities and be used to deliver environmental workshops, conservation skills training, offer volunteering opportunities and teacher training courses.

Fun activities already include pond dipping, moth trapping, wildlife walks, urban park ranger volunteer training, but this outdoor classroom will enable us to do even more!

As we're currently at full capacity, this outdoor classroom will mean we can free up our current small visitor centre building, so we can use it as a Visitor Centre and eventually a cafe too.

This means we can attract even more visitors to Greenwich Ecology Park, engage even more people with wildlife and the outdoors and be able to offer people a fantastic experience on our urban oasis!

What we'll deliver:

  • Attract even more visitors to this urban oasis
  • Connect people with nature
  • Provide much needed healthy activities during school holidays
  • Build an outdoor classroom
  • Offer environmental education to schools
  • Offer free adult environmental education
  • Offer hands-on activities to visitors of all ages

Why it's a great idea:

We already have so much support and interest at Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park and it already plays a key role in the local community, being a hub for the community, providing opportunities for volunteers and offering educational opportunities.

By having a dedicated education and training facility, Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park will be able to offer even more opportunities for children, young people and adults to get back to nature, learn more about the environment in an urban setting and this all helps to increase social and health benefits and work experience.

Anyone donating to this project will be able to see it in action by visiting Greenwich Peninsula Ecology Park. This outdoor classroom will be accessible for all, play a vital part in providing education about wildlife, the importance of urban wildlife centres and will be a great example of real sustainability in cities, showing what can be done to improve urban life, for people and wildlife.

Steps to get it done:

  • By telling the many people who already visit Greenwich Ecology Park
  • Creating an exciting display at the Ecology Park's visitor centre
  • Sharing this vision with visitors, local communities and beyond
  • Working with partners, including The Conservation Volunteers and the Friends of Greenwich Ecology Park

This classroom will:

• accommodate up to 30 people
• be constructed sensitively with respects to the surrounding wildlife
• complement its natural surroundings and provide further invertebrate habitats
• Be self-sufficient and as carbon neutral as possible
• Provide its own electricity and heating through renewable and low energy technologies.

Location Greenwich

About the space

An urban oasis in the heart of Greenwich Village


Royal Borough of Greenwich

How will the money be spent?Total £57,589

Costs to construct the timber frame building - £37,023 (64%)
Costs for internal fixtures and fittings - £7,500 (13%)
Costs to insulate the building - £4,100 (7%)
Costs to build the floating pond dipping deck - £1,990 (3%)
Costs towards rooflights - £1,883 (3%)
Costs for landscaping - £1,200 (2%)
Costs to prepare the site - £555 (1%)
Other - £3,338 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Costs to construct the timber frame building
Costs for internal fixtures and fittings
Costs to insulate the building
Costs to build the floating pond dipping deck
Costs towards rooflights
Costs for landscaping
Costs to prepare the site
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction Fees

Total £57,589

Our Volunteer List

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