Want to get involved?
We are not currently recruiting any new members to the Keeping It Wild team, but we will be soon! Keep an eye out for new volunteer opportunities on our website.
What our members say
Mia, a regular Keeping it Wild member, tells us what she enjoys about the Keeping it Wild group:
“I’ve been a member of Keeping it Wild for 16 months, and I really enjoy the sense of belonging and the keeping it wild family! Everyone can have a laugh together and enjoy nature”
Mia is 15 year old and her favourite Keeping it Wild memory was watching beavers and finally seeing them after waiting 3 hours!!
Meet the team
Previous Keeping it Wild projects
Nottingham for Nature
On 25th January 2018 Keeping it Wild (Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Youth team) launched the Nottingham for Nature campaign and hosted a unique Question Time event. With an audience of young people, an exclusive panel of experts and policy holders responded to pertinent questions about the state of nature in Nottingham. Panelists Mark Avery Stephanie Hillborne OBE Eddie Curry Dr Sarah Pierce Cllr Michael Edwards (Lord Mayor of Nottingham) Dr Rob Lambert
Projects funded through the 'Heritage Lottery Fund small grants scheme' in 2017
During 2017 the project funding (through the Heritage Lottery Fund small grants scheme) has enabled us to -:
- Work 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