Research and Project Delivery

Movement Sense directors, Maggie and Kerstin,  have a background in carrying out research, initiating and managing projects, and delivering to the specific criteria of particular funding organisations.

We have consulted, devised, delivered, project managed and evaluated individual and partnership services (see attached cvs). Both directors have connections into academia and community based practice. The formation of Movement Sense cic channels these combined skills into offering and delivering our aims and objectives.

Movement Sense CIC Values

We are guided by these principles and all activities undertaken by the company are to be in harmony with the following values:

Overall: We believe thatlong term benefit outweighs short term gain.

Sustainability: We give back more than we take from the land.

Biodiversity: We take into account the equal consideration for non-human and human needs.

Respect: for the study of ecosystems, and the understanding of the need for balance in every decision.

Curiosity: We must never assume we know more than the land can teach us.

Patience: Everything needs due consideration, weight and balance. This takes time; there are no short cuts.

Listening: We maintain this quality of attention.

 

Movement Sense cic Associates :

 

JonoJonathan Gaunt BA Hons. (Business) MA (Film & Media)

Jonathan has been a freelance Sustainable Living worker for the last 24 years; providing research, planning and training; support with the implementing of plans, event management and project leadership. Sectors of work have included farm diversification, low impact building/living, developing wood using culture, wildlife conservation, creativity with waste, social inclusion, sustainability indicators, farmers markets, employment programmes & nature play.

 

He works as:

  • a Marketing Consultant
  • an Outdoor Educator…..developing innovative resources, pioneering new events (a Way with Wood), providing training for adults and children in schools and colleges
  • a Film Maker…..educational and promotional films for 3rd sector organisations
  • a Social Entrepreneur …..co-founder, chair, development manager of Trysordy CIC

UK Clients have included the Scottish Wildlife Trust, Voluntary Service Overseas, Scottish Borders Enterprise and Edible Landscapes. Welsh Clients have included Pembrokeshire County Council, the University of Wales Trinity St David, the Open College Network, Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, Biognosis, Clynfyw Countryside Centre, SpiraLife, Symud Ymlaen, the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, Manor House Wildlife Park, Forest Education Initiative Carmarthenshire Cluster Group, Play Routes Play Association, Undercurrents and Carmarthenshire Language and Play.

He has worked with Maggie Fearn on projects for over 10 years including:

  • co creating an Indoor/Outdoor Resource box for stimulating play, communication and bonding between parents and 0 – 3 year olds.
  • co-creating an Education resource for helping children understand ecological principles, through playing outdoor games and activities, within the framework of school curricula.
  • researching ways to better connect children and young people to the natural world
  • co-creating a film to show primary school children how trees work with practical guidance to plant them
  • playing outdoor sensory nature games and activities with primary school children

He has trained in Permaculture and Flow Learning (with Joseph Cornell); was added to the Wales Green List in 2009 ; has received Awards both for Community Enrichment (from the University of Wales, Trinity St David) and as an Innovative Social Entrepreneur (from Unlimited).

He is married with 2 children, living in West Wales for the last 20 years on a smallholding adjacent to the Dyfed Permaculture Farm Trust where he sits on the management committee.

Angie PolkeyAngie Polkey, B.Sc., Ph.D., Advanced Certificate of Education.

An effective & resourceful trainer, facilitator & advisor with 30 years’ professional experience & skills in ecology & conservation, sustainable design, environmental education and community engagement.

Angie’s background in ecology and conservation helps her understand – and apply – natural principles, patterns and processes to all of her work.

Her love of nature began as a tiny tot and ultimately led to a higher degree in Ecology and a career in nature conservation & sustainability.

Enthused and motivated to ‘walk the talk’ in her own life, Angie first started conserving nature as a teenager, before practising wildlife gardening and growing food organically in her own back yard.

She moved to Wales with her husband in 1997 to take on and transform a small acreage into a haven for wildlife and people using a permaculture design approach.

Angie’s former employers and clients have included various Wildife Trusts, RSPB, Learning through Landscapes, CCW (now NRW), Denmark Farm Conservation Centre, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Aberystwyth University, Butterfly Conservation, Aberdare Valley Conservation Association, Gwendraeth Environmental Education, University of West England, Green Environmental Consultants. She also advises landowners on how to make their sites better for wildlife

Angie is a keen hill walker, permaculturalist (founder member of the Lampeter Permaculture Group), organic and wildlife gardener, community project facilitator and WWOOF host (with her husband, Andy).

 

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