With schools closed and many children at home, the Trust hopes the project will help to keep children engaged with the natural world. The project will feature free, weekly, themed interactive online talks for primary school children with additional corresponding activities families can do together at home.
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust launches Online Wildlife Activity Hub
We want to help children keep learning about wildlife and exploring nature despite school closures and lockdowns.Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Frieda Rummenhohl, the Trust’s Communications Officer, said: “The natural world is incredibly important for children’s development. We want them to keep learning about wildlife and exploring nature despite school closures and lockdowns. The Wild At Home project provides this possibility from the safety of their homes.”
Families can sign up to the online events, hosted by the Trust’s conservation experts, for free and get a badge for every week they have completed. At the end of the ‘Wild At Home term’, they will receive a ‘wild child’ certificate and more inspiration to keep discovering wildlife.
During the first lockdown, between April and June, the Trust provided a variety of activities to help children, as well as adults, stay connected with the natural world through and craft challenges, wellbeing activities, wildlife talks and more. The campaign had inspired thousands of people to discover their local wild patch and stay connected to nature during the Coronavirus restrictions.
Join the Wild At Home Winter Term
During the five-week Wild At Home Winter Term, take part in our weekly wildlife activities and online events and earn a badge for every week completed to become a wild child by the end of the term.