Helping children to experience and learn about nature is really important to us at Wildlife Trusts Wales.
Every year thousands of schools visit Wildlife Trust nature reserves and visitor centres – and Trusts also deliver outreach programmes that engage tens of thousands of children in classrooms up and down the country. We work with teachers and classroom assistants, getting children and families in the great outdoors and helping to kindle an early interest in nature. We're involved in a number of national initiatives to reconnect children with nature such as the Wild Network – a new coalition of groups committed to reconnecting children with nature and promoting Project Wild Thing.
The Wildlife Trusts have a junior branch – Wildlife Watch – which has more than 150,000 members across the UK. If you care about nature and the environment and want to explore your local wildlife – this is the club for you! To join, get in touch with your local Wildlife Trust in Wales.
Family events are a great way join in and have fun outdoors – choose one from the thousands on offer with Trusts across the UK, from going on a bear hunt to getting up close to grasshoppers, newts and running wild through woodland! See our list of events or visit your local Trust website. Many Trusts also run regular nature clubs for children and families. Find your nearest Trust then contact them directly to find out what children's clubs take place near you!