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The Wilderness Foundations UK Environmental Education Programme is taking big steps to educate young people about Climate Change and will be actively working to make a difference to communities and the environment through youth social action. 

‘Never has it been more important to understand how the natural world works and how to help it.'

– Sir David Attenborough

We are thrilled to announce we are a host organisation for the Green Influencers Scheme. The Scheme has been created to help young people ages 10-14 years old realise their potential to positively impact the environment and communities through youth social action. Young environmental activists will be at the forefront of youth social action projects and follow in Greta Thunberg’s footsteps. 
CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Terri  - Green Mentor
"The Green Influencers scheme will give young people a chance to lead the way and to create real positive impacts on their communities. Inspired and enthusiastic young minds will be given an opportunity to voice their opinion and make practical change for the environment. It is tremendously exciting as we get to find out where they want to make change and guide our green influencers to creating the differences that they want to make."
- Green Mentor, Terri Dawson
CLICK HERE TO READ THE GREEN MENTOR BLOG
Climate change is happening. It is a crisis that we all know about, and we know more now than ever before. We want to engage with young people about climate change, encourage them to care for the environment and empower them to do their part to save our planet. That's why we are introducing our Climate Action Programme for students aged 7-16 years old. 
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR CLIMATE CHANGE WORKSHOPS HERE
FOR A COVID SECURE OUTDOOR EDUCATION VISIT! 
Environmental Education day visits for Primary, Secondary and SEN Schools. Our outdoor living classroom built on 400 acres of farmland in the heart of Essex gives us the space to educate and engage young people safely. Click the image to download our brochure which includes booking information and details on our curriculum linked workshops. Taking bookings for this summer!
We cater for all Key Stages, working with teachers and leaders to provide visits that meet the specific needs and ages of each group. We don’t believe in one size fits all! Click the image to visit our website.
Add in some Wildtime to your virtual teaching resources this term. It could be Mindful walks, our Top 10 Nature Activities or Badger Cam...  
Visit our 3 Wildtime zones for Mindfulness, Activity and Reflections. Each zone offers up ideas and activities  for all the family. A quick and easy link to share with adults and young people to get them out and engaging with nature, to help improve mental wellbeing as well as supporting young peoples learning. 
CLICK HERE FOR NATURE AND WELLBEING ACTIVITIES
The Environmental Education team have been creating videos called 'Badger Cam' for the last year. Using a night vision trail camera they have captured the lives of the wildlife on site at Chatham Green while we are all fast asleep. The videos show footage of mainly Badgers, but also include Foxes, Muntjac and Fallow Deer and Rabbits. The team have now created 'Badger Chats' where you not only get to watch the wildlife, but you can also hear about our 'behind the scenes' stories and maybe even learn something new. 
VISIT THE BADGER CAM PLAYLIST HERE
GET 'DOWN TO EARTH' WITH OUR COMMUNITY ALLOTMENT PROGRAMME

Our Down to Earth Allotment programme is based in inner city Chelmsford where we run six plots, opening them up to a range of community groups and schools. Currently the food grown at the allotment is shared amongst those growing it as this is the best way to learn where our food comes from and engage people with the subjects of nutrition and cooking. When there is a surplus we will also make food donations to Sanctus a charity that helps feed the homeless and vulnerable people in need in the local area. Click on the photo to find out more about our allotments programme.

NEW FUNDING FROM #iwillfund OPENS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH SOCIAL ACTION ON OUR ALLOTMENTS 
We have received funding from the #iwill Fund, which is managed locally by Essex Community Foundation. This funding will enable a new project at the allotments that will teach and guide young people about growing their own food and learning the benefits this brings to individual health and the health of the planet. Jonathan and his team will encourage young people to get involved in permaculture and share their knowledge and experience. The aim of the project is for the young participants take part in youth-led volunteering and social action by taking on their own youth leadership roles within their communities. Their role in the community will be to engage others in the benefits of their environment and growing their own food. With support from Jonathan and allotment volunteers they will gain the skills and knowledge to help and inspire others, to eat healthy for the planet and for themselves. 

 
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