Nature Nurtures: Free opportunities for 16 – 25 year old Londoners

Opportunities

Through Summer 2022, Spread the Word and London Wildlife Trust are running three free taster workshops for 16 – 25 year olds in London, as part of Nature Nurtures. The project will include a whole host of exciting opportunities for young people that link nature with creative arts to get more young people volunteering and taking action for nature.

The workshops offer exciting opportunities that link nature with creative arts to get more young people volunteering and taking action for nature. Workshops are free! No experience is necessary. There’s even a buddying opportunity  – if you’re feeling nervous about attending on your own, you can connect with one of the team in advance of coming along!

Who are the workshops for? 

London Wildlife Trust and partners will work to inspire young people from underrepresented communities in the nature conservation sector, to get involved in the protection and promotion of London’s natural heritage with the overall aim of making nature more inclusive, accessible, and relevant to them.

Specifically, this project will focus on young people from Black, Asian, and Minoritised Ethnic heritage, young people with special educational needs and disabilities, and those who live in socio-economically disadvantaged areas of London.

More info and how to book 

1. Nature Nurtures: Explore Nature & Poetry Writing

Saturday 9 July 2022, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Camley Street Natural Park, Kings Cross

FREE

Morning: Get ACTIVE in Nature: Explore Camley Street Natural Park, learn about its wildlife & get stuck in with seasonal nature conservation tasks on the nature reserve.

Afternoon: Afternoon – Get CREATIVE with Nature: Poetry writing with poet and writer, Theresa Lola, former Young People’s Laureate for London.

More info and book now: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nature-nurtures-explore-nature-poetry-writing-tickets-362161674317

2. Nature Nurtures: Practical Conservation & Drawing from Nature

Saturday 30 July, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Camley Street Natural Park, Kings Cross

FREE

Morning: Get ACTIVE in Nature: Explore Camley Street Natural Park, learn about its wildlife & get stuck in with seasonal nature conservation tasks on the nature reserve.

Afternoon: Get CREATIVE with Nature: Drawing in Nature Illustrator Woodrow Phoenix will help you get your eyes and hands in sync with some simple steps for drawing what you see.

More info and book now: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nature-nurtures-practical-conservation-drawing-from-nature-tickets-366795062907

3. Nature Nurtures: Explore Nature, Conservation & Photography

Saturday 27 August, 10.30am – 3.30pm

Walthamstow Wetlands

FREE

Morning:  Get ACTIVE in Nature: Explore Walthamstow Wetlands, learn about its wildlife & get stuck in with seasonal nature conservation tasks on the nature reserve.

Afternoon: Get CREATIVE with Nature: Led by photographer and travel content creator Melissa Legarda (@illumelation), this creative 2-hour workshop will explore nature through photography and dive deeper into our human relationship with the world around us.

More info and book now: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nature-nurtures-explore-nature-conservation-photography-tickets-366820589257

 

Nature Nurtures is supported by funds awarded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports, via the Volunteering Futures Fund distributed by Arts Council England.

Photo by Eleanor Church

Published 21 June 2022