Swap screen time for survival skills!

Call of the Wild provides a unique opportunity for young people aged 11 to 17 to take part in wilderness training at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve and locations such as Bubbenhall Wood.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust's ecological, education and survival experts help participants to develop the skills needed to be self-sufficient and comfortable in a wilderness environment and sessions can include:

  • building shelters
  • firelighting
  • learning to track animals
  • mastering the art of stealth
  • being able to identify useful species
  • environmental awareness and ecology
  • teamwork games
     
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    Participants are encouraged to wear camouflage colours if possible; mobile phones and electronic devices can’t be used to light fires or whittle a stick and so these are not necessary!

    During the school summer holidays we will again be running a Call of the Wild programme for 11 to 17-year-olds from Coventry, Nuneaton and Bedworth at the trust's Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve.

    Places are free for young people living in these areas thanks to funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, offering three days of outdoor adventure: August 6-8, August 13-15 and August 20-22, from 10am to 4pm Monday to Wednesday, with up to 12 places available for each block.

    Bookings can be made via our What's On page.

    Warwickshire Wildlife Trust received funding of £66,000 in 2018 for the second year running, thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, to support our work with children and young people. This outdoor learning programme also includes weekly sessions for tots and pre-school children and taking nature clubs out to primary schools in Coventry, Nuneaton and Bedworth.