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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.

 

The Keeping it Wild Youth project is an exciting new venture for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust that we hope will inspire the next generation to protect wildlife for the future.

We are:

  • offering young people the chance to discover and experience wildlife.
  • Giving young people a voice by creating a young persons committee that will help develop the Trust in the future.
  • introducing a range of fun activities to inspire and connect people with their local parks and wildlife sites.
  • helping to create lasting improvements to Nottingham city’s green spaces.
  • Giving young people chance to learn new skills and to particpate in the management of the local reserve or green space.

If you think you might be interested in any of the following:

  • Helping to inspire more young people about nature.
  • Meeting like-minded young people and developing new and creative fundraising activities.
  • Getting some hands on practical conservation skills in a local nature reserve.
  • Developing and delivering a range of wildlife activities and events that will inspire the community.
  • Looking after a green space near you by setting up/joining a community group to help care for it.

...then please get in touch

You can contact the Keeping it Wild team by what’s app, Facebook messenger or text on 07711886414. Alternatively email Laura or Jamie.

Laura Bacon  [email protected]
Jamie Shortland [email protected]

The Keeping it Wild project is funded by Heritage Lottery.

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Wildlife in the City presents a new short animation film -- Willow the Fox

Check out this great little stop motion animation film, made for Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust’s Wildlife in the City project, by volunteer Sneha Uplekar.

To find out more about Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Wildlife in the City click the link below http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/campaigns/details/wildlife-in-the-city

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Peregrine Cam Goes Live

A successful city centre nesting site for rare peregrine falcons, which has been closely protected and monitored for 10 years, is now a star attraction. The nest, found on University’s Newton Building, has had special cameras installed next to it that will allow the public to view the it for the first time.

Click on the link below to go to our report and view the nest site.

http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org/news/item/peregrine-cam-set-to-go-live/

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Brecks Plantation December 2010 by Wildlife in the City

Breck’s Plantation is an urban woodland in the south end of Clifton. It is home to many different of types of trees which, as the name suggests, were intentionally planted over 100 years ago. The site covers almost 2.5 hectares and provides valuable habitat for wildlife, including woodpeckers and wood mice. Wildlife in the City is an exciting 3 year partnership between the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Nottingham City Council.…

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Colwick Woods December 2010 by Wildlife In the City

Colwick Woods is one of Nottingham city’s hidden gems. This 50-hectare site encompasses rich grassland and ancient woodland, providing an oasis of tranquillity just one mile from the bustle of the city.
Wildlife in the City is an exciting 3 year partnership between the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and Nottingham City Council. We aim to offer people the chance to explore the green spaces on their doorsteps and making lasting…

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a download-to-print colouring sheet of a butterfly

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Amphibians in the City: Frogs

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