The education team usually works with children and young people through outreach work with schools, nurseries and play schemes, and activities at the Trust's nature reserves across Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull.
A new online hub - warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/wildaboutlearning - will now make the team’s work even more accessible for teachers and families by sharing how-to videos, outdoor learning ideas and educational resources.
With a range of forest school themes, Wild About Learning provides virtual sessions for three age groups: Nature Tots for pre-school children; Nature Club for primary school ages; and Call of the Wild for teenagers.
Vicky Dunne, Education Manager for Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, said: “We wanted to give every school and every parent on our patch the opportunity and the confidence to take children outdoors and do something a little bit wild or creative, whether they are on the playground, exploring a park or in their garden at home.
“It has been an extremely challenging year for everyone but we have all probably begun to see how important nature is for us and also our children. It may have been that one hour of exercise in the early days where you noticed the seasons change, or enjoying those local wild spaces you never even knew existed.
“The Coronavirus pandemic has given our education team an opportunity to take a step back and develop something a little bit different and we hope that going forward, our Wild About Learning hub will make our work even more accessible to local schools and families.”