Outdoor learning

  • Hundreds of children in Coventry, Nuneaton and Bedworth will benefit from outdoor learning with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust thanks to a £66,000 grant from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

  • On Monday 25th April, volunteers from the Cock Robin Wood Work Party were delighted to host the Mayor of Rugby, Councillor Richard Dodd, accompanied by his four legged companion Josh, for a guided walk around the reserve.

  • On Friday 13th May pupils of Priors Field Primary School in Kenilworth will be journeying out into the depths of their Environmental Area to conduct an ambitious study of it’s native wildlife inhabitants. The event, which is commonly known as a Bioblitz, will involve all the children and teachers from the school in a day of various activities capturing and recording as many different species of plant and animal as possible.

  • In a report published by The Wildlife Trusts in November 2015, a YouGov poll of parents and children found that 37% of children had not played outside by themselves in the last six months, and that 78% of parents were concerned that children don’t spend enough time interacting with nature and wildlife. [see note 3 below]

  • On Sunday 24th April, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s Karl Curtis will be taking on the London Marathon, in an effort to raise money to reconnect children with nature.

  • Do you like to get active? Would you like to explore a reserve in a different way?

  • Today sees the launch of a nationwide campaign by The Wildlife Trusts, called Every Child Wild, to highlight how disconnected children and young people have become from nature.

  • Thanks to £1.8 million from the National Lottery’s Heritage Lottery Fund, an exciting and ambitious new landscape partnership scheme is underway, focussed on improving the Tame Valley Wetlands for people and wildlife.

  • A landmark project launched today by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust has selected Solihull as the location for the UK’s first dedicated hedgehog conservation area, called the Hedgehog Improvement Area (HIA). Thanks to funding from the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) the initiative has been developed in response to an alarming national decline in hedgehog numbers. The HIA aims to bolster the region’s hedgehog population, inspiring local people and organisations to take action to help one of the country’s most enigmatic and well-loved species.

  • Children at Busy Bees Nursery in Rugby will be kicking off the New Year by wrapping up warm against the elements and venturing into the great outdoors, as part of a new initiative developed in partnership with The Wildlife Trusts.