The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

The Wildlife Trust's Environmental Education

As Beds, Cambs and Northants' leading environmental charity, we provide Environmental Education to thousands of children, encouraging a love of local wildlife. Through our established countryside classrooms we inspire a lifetime of discovery, learning, health and happiness in the next generation.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1000412)

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  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation




Over the last 100 years, the demands of agriculture and development have led to the disappearance of many wildlife-rich areas, such as woods, wetlands and wildflower meadows. This is contributing to the increasing problem of today's children losing contact with the natural world. Without regular access to outdoor play children miss out on the pleasures and benefits wildlife can offer; whereas, research shows those who interact with the environment are more likely to grow up happier and healthier


To tackle this 'extinction of experience', we offer safe outdoor environments where children and young adults can reconnect with the natural world and its many wonders. Our five Environmental Education centres provide inspiring activities, tailored to age and school requirements, where children can enjoy direct experience with nature. This education project invests in the next generation, allowing us to continue to enthuse and inspire them to become the guardians of our local wildlife.

  • We urgently need to engage this ‘new’ population … so that more people grow up with an affinity with nature and a real desire to preserve it

    — Chris Packham