Opportunities for young people

Opportunities for young people

© David Tipling, 2020vision

As a young person, there are lots of ways to get involved in wildlife and conservation. Whether you want to gain new skills, meet new people, or just enjoy the great outdoors, you’ll be helping to give nature a bright future in our two counties and beyond.

Wildlife groups

Get practical with nature meet-ups across our two counties. What will you discover?

Young Naturalists watching avocets

Young Naturalists watching avocets © T Standish

Wildlife Watch

Various locations
Ages 5-15

Join one of our groups across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Enjoy nature and try your hand at activities from species hunts to woodwork.

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Young Naturalists woodwork © T Standish

© T Standish

Young Naturalists

Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve
Ages 13-17

Join our monthly meet-up for young nature lovers. Learn valuable skills, explore our countryside, and discover our wonderful wildlife.

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Teenager surveying for species at Milton Locks nature reserve

© Paul Gonella

Wildlife Rangers

Testwood Lakes Nature Reserve
Ages 12-18

Join us on the last Saturday of the month from 2-4pm. Sessions include:

  • Practical conservation and habitat management
  • Improving and expanding identification skills
  • Species surveys and monitoring
  • Trips to visit other nature conservation sites
  • Learning from local wildlife experts
  • Improving other skills like wildlife photography

Booking is essential. For enquiries please contact Sam or Grace on
02380 667929 or TestwoodLakes@hiwwt.org.uk.

Upcoming dates


Safeguarding and Child Protection 

We take child protection and safeguarding very seriously. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Statement sets out how we implement child protection and safeguarding across the Wildlife Trust and who to contact if you have questions or concerns.