Successful kids’ wildlife club in Totton highly commended in national awards

Tuesday 16th May 2017

Chidlren at Testwood Lakes Wildlife Watch© Steve Bowles

A children’s wildlife club based at Testwood Lakes nature reserve has been recognised in The Wildlife Trusts’ national awards

Wildlife Watch groups are open to children aged 5-15, and meet monthly to offer fun outdoor activities to help kids get in touch with nature. They’re usually run by trained volunteers who give up their time to plan and organise sessions, with the support of staff at the local Wildlife Trust.

Testwood Lakes Wildlife Watch group, run by Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, is one of the biggest in the country - with 20 children attending regularly. It was highly commended by judges for commitment to getting stuck in no matter the weather, with every single session held outdoors.

Steve Bowles, volunteer Wildlife Watch leader for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust said: “I’m so proud of everything that the children have done this year, from minibeast hunting to learning about the Amazon.”

Testwood Lakes Wildlife Watch usually meets the last Saturday of each month, 2-4pm at the Testwood Lakes Education Centre. Suggested cost is £4 per child.

There are 10 Wildlife Watch groups across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, who usually meet monthly.

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