Shire horses, bunting and a derelict car park; how the Urban Rangers are making London a little wilder

Catherine, the Our Bright Future Youth Forum member from the National Trust Green Academies Project, updates on the Urban Rangers activities. Urban Rangers is a group for 14-20 year olds that meet twice a week at the National Trust’s Morden Hall Park. They learn practical conservation skills and gain accredited courses. It is part of […]

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What’s coppicing all about?

Rachel Bush, Education and Wellbeing Officer at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust explains why the young people at the Milestones project are cutting down trees.  ‘We don’t care about the cold, we’ll keep on coppicing no matter what the weather is.’ Now that the colder, darker days of the winter months are a distant memory and spring […]

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Introducing Anna

Anna Heathcote is the new Communications Officer for Our Bright Future. Coming from a charity background, it has been a very natural transition into the Wildlife Trusts’ Our Bright Future team in Newark. Prior to joining the team I juggled two roles, one with fellow conservation charity the RSPB, and the other with local community […]

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Life: better than all the textbooks combined

Guest blog from The Wildlife Trusts’ Communications Support Officer, Beth Rowland Mark Twain famously said, “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education”. That’s confusing, isn’t it? Some people might say that education means school or university, but the Collins English Dictionary defines education as “the act or process of acquiring knowledge” – […]

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Rambles and brambles

Andy O’Callaghan, Youth Project Officer from Our Wild Coasts gives us an update from North Wales Wildlife Trust  As Our Welsh Coasts gears up for working with young people across North Wales, it was time for the development workers to get their hands dirty and understand the ins and outs of how a wildlife trust proactively […]

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In the beginning, there was a dead cat shark

Andy O’Callaghan, Youth Project Officer for Our Wild Coasts tells his story of how he got involved with Our Bright Future  Our Bright Future. It is a title that can be interpreted in many different ways but, for me, those three words speak of hope: although there are many issues to be tackled by our […]

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