We are testing some new interventions at Great Linford Manor Park as part of Juneau Projects’ Great Linford Ecology Project.


Look up! Take a moment to notice what you can see and hear above you.

You can also try these activities, taking notice of the world around you:

  • Find a stick. Draw an animal in the air with it. What’s the biggest animal you can draw?

  • Imagine the ground is transparent. What can you see below your feet?

  • You are a bird flying over the park. What does the park look like?

You can respond to these activities however you choose: use things you’ve found around you, do a drawing, describe your response to someone else, make a mental note to yourself, or take a photograph, video or voice memo and share it with us!


These prints were made in collaboration with residents at Milton Keynes YMCA. They thought about parks and public spaces and came up with some messages they wanted to share with visitors to the park.

Your message could be about nature, wildlife, ecology or just being outside. What do the outdoors mean to you? Please keep your responses family friendly!

You could make you message out of twigs, leaves, pebbles, mud, moss or other things you find outside. Remember not to pull up or snap any living plants!

The finished piece will be printed using a risograph, which is a Japanese printing machine: it looks a bit like an old photocopier but has lovely ink colours and makes really interesting looking retro-style prints.

Make your own message using things you can find outside to make the words or symbols.

Take a photograph of it and upload it using the form below. We’ll put all the submissions together as a printed poster/ booklet, collecting together all the messages from everyone who has taken part, and send you a copy of the finished print!


This text was made for a particular place in Great Linford Manor Park.

Pause for a moment
Do you hear that?
That is the world
In full surround sound effect

In an outside space, take some time t
o listen to what you hear around you. You may hear lots of different thigs. You might even hear some bird calls or song.

Try to copy a bird’s song. You could try whistling or singing it.

Make a recording of yourself whistling or singing the bird song and send it to us. You can usually record quite easily on most phones or computers.

We’ll edit the sounds together to create the Great Linford Dawn Chorus! We’ll update the soundscape periodically as more files are sent in. 

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