Northumberland National Park is using social media to bring the unique qualities of the landscape, wildlife and environment to people stuck at home.
Through a range of content and activities, #OutdoorsIndoors aims to improve the region’s mental wellbeing, using nature and the outdoors to help reduce stress and anxiety. The Park is providing entertainment, education and creative activities around the environment, landscape and wildlife; including engaging blogs, videos and live events highlighting stargazing, wildlife and history, led by the Park’s team of experts.
New learning resources are being made available every Monday for parents to download and use with their children to learn about nature and the environment.
Tweet Tuesdays see ecologists sharing information and insights to the birds of Northumberland, including advice on how you can spot and hear different species and identify the unique features of birds.
Wild Wednesdays include advice and inspiration on the wildlife of Northumberland, how you can encourage wildlife to visit your garden, and how to help protect vulnerable species.
Stargazing from Home brings the Northumberland International Dark Skies Park into the home, with advice and lessons on what you’ll be able to see from your own garden.
OutdoorsIndoors also features digital tours of beauty spots in the Park, using Google Maps, with guidance and insight from Park Rangers; and local history lessons and blogs exploring the deep, and colourful history of the region, showing how you can bring the past to life at home.
The Junior Rangers content shows how children and young people are doing their Ranger work at home, from crafts to gardening; and a range of competitions and quizzes including an art competition judged by Lost Words artist Jackie Morris, and a story-writing competition judged by Storytelling Laureate Taffy Thomas aim to keep everyone busy.
More info: www.visitnorthumberland.com