Young Rangers

Young Rangers

Become a Young Ranger
Young rangers

What is Young Rangers?

Are you young and want to make a difference for nature? Do you enjoy getting outdoors whatever the weather and like the idea of helping manage our nature reserves? Young Rangers could be just what you are looking for. This great monthly volunteer session is aimed at young people, is ½ day and usually taking place at our Attenborough Nature Reserve, Skylarks Nature Reserve or Idle Valley Nature Reserve. For more information contact Laura Bacon lbacon@nottswt.co.uk or call 0115 9588242

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Idle Valley

This reserve consists of a beautiful 450ha network of diverse habitats and a range of wildlife. Idle Valley is widely considered to be the richest birding site in the region and one of the largest sites for nature conservation in the East Midlands.

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Attenborough

Attenborough Nature Reserve was established way back in 1966 and opened by Sir David Attenborough himself. The visitor centre was opened in 2005 during another visit from Sir David. The reserve is best known for its birds and is an important site for winter wildfowl.

Please note: We are no longer accepting new Young Rangers at Attenborough. Join the waiting list by filling out the application form. You will be contacted when a space becomes available.

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Skylarks

Just outside Nottingham city, Skylarks nature reserve was once a commercial gravel pit, the area has now been colonised with plants and animals. A range of wetland birds can be seen on the reserve, such as great crested grebe, kingfisher and reed bunting.

Please note: We are no longer accepting new Young Rangers at Skylarks. Join the waiting list by filling out the application form. You will be contacted when a space becomes available.

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Rainworth Heath

Rainworth Heath is part of the historic Sherwood Forest area and it is one of the last remaining areas of heathland in Nottinghamshire. Join our Young Rangers to help restore this historic heathland as part of the Miner2Major National Lottery Heritage Fund funded project.

Become a Young Ranger

Current Programme

Rainworth Heath

Please do not attend a session without registering online as a Young Ranger first. 

Once you have submitted your application you will hear from a member of the team usually within 7 to 14 days. When they have processed your application they will send you out some information about when you can join one of our youth programs.

It is important if you are under the age of 18 that we have a signed parental consent form before you can attend any programs. 

Please do not come to a session without having had confirmation from the team that there is space to attend.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you once you have applied via the button below!

Become a Young Ranger