Growing Confidence Project Environmental opportunities for young people

  Growing Confidence Project – Environmental opportunities for young people Interested in nature, wildlife, ecology, environmental science, geography, geology? Want to learn new skills, build your confidence, meet like-minded people and have fun? The Growing Confidence Project could be for you!  Join us on free or subsidised courses specifically for young people. You might be hunting for freshwater invertebrates […]

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The King and Queen of the Forest

Christmas may be over but there are still many long winter nights ahead of us; many animals are hibernating, the birds are quieter, and the trees are bare. But not all of them. Evergreen plants persist, and it is winter when they really have a chance to shine. Spruces, pines, cypresses, cedars, and firs are […]

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“Be as happy as a pig in muck” – How nature assists positive mental health

With an ever increasing awareness of mental health conditions, the topic itself has sparked many new and ongoing conversations. Humans are reliant on the natural world for survival. As our understanding of mental health improves, it is apparent that experiences in nature and positive mental health are also intrinsically linked to improved wellbeing in our […]

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