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There are several campaigns you can get involved with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Woodland Workshops

Thanks to support from players of People's Postcode Lottery, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is again this year able to deliver a county-wide programme of Forest Schools inspired Woodland Workshops.

The Trust wil be delivering specially tailored programmes of workshops for schools and community groups and running family friendly sessions at weekends and in school holidays at its two flagship nature reserves.

Workshops will focus on teaching a range of craft and survival skills in safe, inspirational outdoor spaces. 

During 2016 and 2017 we have prodcued a coulpe of short videos highlighting how the support from the players of People's Postcode Lottery has helped us to delivery outdoor learning opportunitites for both school groups and families as well as youth sessions. Watch them here:

School outdoor learning video.

What Nottinghamshire Widllife Trust is providing to encourage #everychildwild.

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Woodland Workshops

 

Skylarks Nature Reserve

Thanks to the support of our members, partners and the general public, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust has been able to extend its much loved Skylarks Nature Reserve and to carry out an extensive programme of work to make the site better for both wildlife and people. Thanks to the funding raised through our Skylarks Appeal, in addtion to carrying out habitat and access improvements we will also be working with Nottinghamshire County Council's community archaeology team to deliver a programme of events and actvities for schools, young people and local families.

To find out more about the site and the work our supporters have helped fund, why not come along to one of our events? For further details click on the News & Events tab below.

Watch a video showcasing the amazing new land we have acquired thanks to our supporters.

Whilst we have now purchased the land we still need the support of Members and donors to enable us to care for sites such as Skylarks Nature Reserve. You can help us do more for local wildlife by joining or donating today using one of the buttons on the right.

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Skylarks Nature Reserve

 

Wildlife On Your Doorstep

Get involved with our campaign Wildlife On Your Doorstep.

The “Wildlife On Your Doorstep” campaign was supported by Novozymes Biopharma (Now called Albumedics) and highlighted the range of ways that Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is working with partners to protect the county's wildlife and provides information on how individuals, schools, companies and other organisations can play a role in protecting wildlife in the heart of local communities. 

As part of the campaign we ran a Gardening for Wildlife Census to help build a clearer picture of the value of the county's gardens for wildlife. We had hundreds of responses, with birds such as balckbird and robin vying for top spot as people's favourite garden visitor. As well as telling us about the wildlife they have seen, many respondents are also keen to receive information about how they can imporve their gardens for wildlife. As a result, we are now developing a range of factsheets and other resources such as our full colour planting guide

Updates on results from the Census can be found in the 'News & Events' section below. 

Get involved!

Get your friends, family or colleagues involved and host a fundraising event yourself. It could be a cake stall or night in with friends. We have put together a full suite of resources available for download from the tab below including a Fundraising Ideas and Guidance Booklet

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Wildlife On Your Doorstep

 

Keeping It Wild

After a successful Young Roots project came to an end in September 2016 a new Youth Project was born in the form of  the “Keeping it Wild” youth group. This project is working with Young people aged 13-25 years old across Nottinghamshire.

We were successful in gaining more funding through the Heritage Lottery Fund small grants scheme so a big thank you to them for enabling us to continue to develop our youth provision.
 
 
 
 
 
During 2017 the project funding has enabled us to -:
  • Worked on 8 Natural heritage sites across the city 
  • Run 10 practical conservation sessions ranging from species id to habitat creation to conservation grazing program
  • Develop and run Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trusts first ever city centre based event at the head office for the community
  • Raise just under £1300 through fundraising and applying for small pots of funding
  • Develop and run 10 public facing events throughout the year including 5 park lives events that encourage more young people and families to engage with a green space as well others such as Skylarks open days and Autumn festivals
  • Grown from 5 members to 18 members in 1 year
  • Delivered 152 days of volunteering equating to £7600 in unskilled volunteers time
  • The youth group have met 74 times during 2017 be that on their evening meet ups on a Wednesday night or through weekend events and activities
  • The group ticked off 5 species on their bucket list and met with 6 other programs running youth based work across 6 counties

The Keeping it Wild Youth Team is now a vital part of Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust volunteering opportunities and will continue to grow and develop. If you are interested in getting involved why not check out what we are up to on Facebook and Instagram  and get in touch.

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Keeping It Wild

 
 

Protecting Wildlife for the Future