Building the next generation of conservation champions
We want to inspire today's children and young people to form life-long connections to the natural world. We want them to love and value nature, stand up for wildlife and protect the special wild places they call home, and make pro-nature decisions as they go through their lives - within their families, peer groups and communities. It's vital that we work to create future ambassadors for Somerset's wildlife and natural places long into the future.
We need to give young people a voice. They're the change makers of the future. And right now, when the environment needs us most, they need to have access to people who listen, help them create social networks with like-minded people, and give them the tools and resources they need to express themselves in creating the future they want.
Volume and voice
Our resources are limited, but we work with local schools through project funding and focus on supporting teachers to deliver wildlife and nature activities. This year we have seen an increasing number of young adults (16-25) demanding a greener, sustainable future which prioritises the environment. We want our young people to have a stronger voice on environmental issues and hope to extend our work with this group to empower them to bring about positive change.