Wild Life Skills

Posted on 20th May 2016

We have recently finished a 12 week project involving young adults aged 18-25 from Middlesbrough. This project aimed to use the unique benefits of conservation volunteering in natural green spaces to improve the health and well-being of these individuals and allow them to gain valuable transferable skills in order to improve their chances of gaining long-term employment.

The project was comprised of 12 conservation sessions and 12 workshops totalling 24 sessions over 12 weeks. The conservation sessions allowed them to discover

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Award winning botanical artist to give botanical sketching workshops for beginners

Posted on 16th May 2016

The Tees Valley Wildlife Trust has secured the services of the multiple Royal Horticultural Society Gold Medallist and internationally-recognised botanical artist Martin Allen to give three one-day workshops in botanical field-sketching for beginners.

The workshops will focus on the wildflowers and trees of local woodlands. “We are really fortunate that Martin can give his time to encourage people to develop new skills and an interest in plants through drawing” said Kate Bartram of the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. People who attend

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Celebrating Sir David Attenborough at 90: Decades of devotion to UK wildlife

Posted on 6th May 2016

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The Wildlife Trusts thank David for being the UK’s great supporter of the wild world

While the majority may know him best from his television programmes, The Wildlife Trusts are keen for the nation to recognise Sir David’s dedication to nature conservation in the UK over more than five decades.

The Wildlife Trusts will be celebrating key moments online – from Sir David’s opening of Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s Gibraltar Point visitor centre in 1974; and the success of the British Wildlife

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Celebrating East Cleveland’s Ancient Woodlands

Posted on 6th May 2016

Today the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust is launching a new project in the East Cleveland area to capture the changing seasons of its ancient woodlands. Funded by National Lottery, through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Trust hopes to encourage local people to visit three ancient woodlands over a twelve month period and to quietly sense the sights, sounds, smells and textures of these remarkable ecosystems.  The woodlands being used for the project are the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Reserve at

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