Let us help you to make a wild change
A recent survey has found that the amount of time children spend outside has dropped by 50% in just one generation. Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust aim to inform parents, carers, teachers and group leaders about the numerous opportunities we provide for engaging young people with nature. As well as the initiatives below, you can also find other useful information in the parents section and the teachers and leaders section of the website.
Under 15's Wildlife Watch & Wildlife Tots Groups
Wildlife Watch & Wildlife Tots are for families and young people that want to get out and have fun with nature. Wildlife Watch groups run nature based activity events and help young people to learn about wildlife and to have an understanding about environmental issues. To find out all about Wildlife Watch and Wildlife Tots, including how to join, please find more information here.
Explore Outside with Us
Go outside and explore with our new Make a Wild Change trail packs – it could be the start of a great adventure! The environmentally friendly cotton bags contain lots of exciting items to help families explore the outdoors, such as bug pots, activity guides, mirrored card to help you look up into the tree canopy above you and alsosome native wildlife finger puppets. The packs can be loaned from our Blashford, Swanwick, Testwood and Bouldnor Education Centres and will soon be available to purchase from our on-line shop.
Have a Wild Birthday!
Looking for a birthday party with a difference? With our Wild Birthday parties you can build dens, search for wildlife and even learn how to build your own campfire! Wild Birthdays are run at Swanwick Lakes, Winnall Moors, Testwood Lakes and Blashford Lakes, read the leaflets for all the information, including how to book.
Wildlife School Club
Teachers and leaders can make a wild change by joining our Wildlife School Club, which provides numerous resources aimed at helping you to get your pupils connected with the natural world. All our Wildlife School Club members will receive our latest Wildlife and Wildlife Watch magazines, our Link publication which features news of projects, grants and events and have access to a database of activities for children in the environment. There are also further benefits for Silver and Gold members who can have help setting up after school wildlife clubs, help with using your school grounds to learn about nature and much more!
Bronze membership is £50 per year, Silver is £120 per year, Gold is a special award to Silver members who go the extra mile!
Read our info sheet to find out all the details and how to get invloved in Wildlife School Club. There is also much more information on our education opportunities in our teachers and leaders section.