This summer, the National Trust is working with the National Trust for Scotland and the British Library on a three-month crowd sourced sound project, ‘sounds of our shores’. Sounds can be uploaded on to the first ever UK coastal sound map, hosted on the British Library website.
In this video, listen to sounds found along the stretch of coast at Formby in Merseyside, including children playing, seabirds soaring and marram grass rustling.
Share your coastal sounds on Twitter using #shoresounds
Here's a little secret: the Great Outdoors really is great! It's full of crazy creatures and fantastic adventures. So we've tracked down the 50 coolest outdoor things to do before you're 11¾. Let our virtual Outdoors Explorer help motivate your kids to get outdoors See an interactive list of the best 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 Children earn rewards to help them personalise their own virtual explorer by completing each of the 50 adventures We'll give you tips on how to get better at these adventures and there's even a few games and a special explorer medal (and secret reward) for the best explorers https://www.50things.org.uk/
We're celebrating all things beautiful and useful, and we'd like you to join in for a chance to WIN a year's supply of renewable electricity and a home energy audit from our partner Good Energy. Watch our stop motion films for inspiration, and find out how to enter our #beautifulanduseful competition!