Forging a bond with nature and learning just how wonderfully complicated, beautiful and mesmerising nature, wildlife and our natural world can be is a key aspect in a child’s development. Without this understanding, love and respect of our natural world we will raise a generation of children who do not care about the health and well-being of the myriad of ecosystems, from the spectacular bio-diverse tropical rain forests to the rapidly disappearing meadows, grasslands, forests and wetlands of Britain.
We have been fortunate to start working with The Priory Voluntary Academy in Eastwood, who have a wonderful after school Eco club run by two very dedicated people (Laura Evans and Katherine Mucha). Once a week after school the children get to learn about wildlife, nature and environmental topics whilst developing an understanding, love and respect for the natural world and all its environments.
If your school, social group, community or other organisation is interested in starting an Eco club, community garden, school allotment or similar project then contact us at Wildlife & Eco Gardens or browse our blog to find more interesting articles to inspire you.