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A new face joins the team

Debs Rylands Education Officer

 

Learning is central to the Avalon Marshes Landscape Partnership scheme and we are pleased to welcome a new Education Officer to the team: Debs Rylands. Debs recently joined us as Heritage Education Officer taking over from Amy Stone, who left us in August.

Debs has over seven years’ experience in developing educational activity with schools and groups.  She joins us from a community and environmental background, having worked across the southern England.

Debs’ experience of work on reserves and in the classroom will be used to create an innovative teaching package to engage children and young people from local schools to learn about the rich heritage of the Marshes.

‘I’m really excited to be here at Avalon Marshes.  I can’t think of a better setting for working with schools and groups to be able to deliver lessons outside the classroom and to create a connection with the landscape in sessions in schools. I hope that in working with schools in the area, we bring local heritage to life in a fun and practical way’.

If you would like to find out more have a look at the Learning and Skills section of our website or contact Debs at debs.rylands@somersetwildlife.org / 01458 860556.

Farewell to Amy

In August the Avalon Marshes team said farewell to Amy Stone. The project was originally only funded for three years and Amy and her partner had made plans to explore and work in South America in 2016. Amy brought great energy to all that she did delivering some great events and activities, and was given a great send off by staff and volunteers.

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