London Wildlife Trust
£20,000 joint funding award made by the Allan Wates and Norman Wates Family Committees
London Wildlife Trust works to protect the capital’s wildlife and wild spaces and to engage London’s diverse communities through access to nature reserves, volunteering and outdoor learning.
The Wates Foundation grant supports a Schools Learning & Engagement Officer to deliver an environmental education programme at Camley Street Natural Park in north London. The programme benefits 2,000 children from local primary schools across Camden and Islington: providing interactive and engaging sessions that will inspire inner city children about the importance of wildlife and nature, offer them an experience of being outdoors that they may not otherwise have, and equip them with the ideas and tools to be able to improve their own environment for wildlife in their local communities.
Wild about learning – the importance of outdoor education
Wild about learning is a short video from London Wildlife Trust that captures the importance and fun of outdoor learning for young children and families at Camley Street Natural Park in the heart of King’s Cross, London.