This project is for children aged 4-13yrs to help inspire them to understand and appreciate their local area, making the connections between all the elements of the Forest clearer through sociable and fun activities.
The project seeks to encourage a much closer understanding, connection and engagement of young people in the Forest with their local special area – its nature, heritage and culture.
The project will be achieved through the appointment and training of voluntary leaders to lead the Forest Explorers Groups and facilitate a range of exciting, fun and engaging activities throughout the forest for children, young teenagers and families.
By the end of the project there will be a team of trained, experienced and self-reliant volunteers who are committed to continuing to run the Forest Explorers on a self-sustaining model.
The project will develop a 5 year programme of events and activities which link to other projects across Foresters’ Forest and can be repeated and developed to suit the groups. There will an established network of contacts from other interest groups who can be called upon to help deliver the varied programme.
You can volunteer to be part of the team leading events and work with children and young people, or if you are a young person why not come along to one of the events.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!