People and Community Projects

We believe that to be happy and healthy everyone should have the opportunity to experience nature. We also know that to protect our local wildlife into the future we need to connect more people with the natural world, so that they will love it and want to care for it.

We have a number of projects aimed at connecting people with nature: 

Woodland Therapy

Woodland Therapy

Our Woodland Therapy project seeks to use the natural environment to promote mental health and well-being using the Forest School approach. 

New Leaves

New Leaves - Forest School


New Leaves is our Forest School project on the Isle of Wight aimed at extending the usual 6 week programme to 12 weeks for those children that will benefit the most.

Young Naturalists

Wildlife Rangers

This project is for young people aged 13 – 17 that have an interest in nature conservation. The aim is to provide new skills, connect them with a wildlife mentor and develop their passion for nature.

Milton's Hidden Seashore 


Milton Locks by HIWWT

Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund we are able develop our Milton Locks Nature reserve near Portsmouth to benefit the local community. 

Access for All



We are improving access for people with limited mobilty at our Testwood Lakes nature reserve. 

My Wild Neighbourhood


© Eleanor Church


A new campaign by Southern Co-op and Wildlife Trusts to help families get outside and explore wildness in their neighbourhoods.


Regular visits to the coastal environment delivered within the Forest School approach to child centred learning.