Our vision of a living landscape for Suffolk depends upon the young people of today taking the vision into the future. For this reason one of the most important parts of Suffolk Wildlife Trust's work is in inspiring children and young people to care for the environment.
We have five Education Centres in Suffolk which work with schools nearly every day in term time, especially over summer when they are at their busiest. Schools can take part in many different activities at the centres or the Education Officers can visit the school to provide an outreach programme. This includes the forest schools programme which is a great way to really get involved in the outdoors. The centres also run family events and activity days in the holidays when people of all ages can join in.
Special events such as ceilidhs, farm fairs and arts events are really popular and attract hundreds of people along to take part.
Wildlife Watch groups
We support the running of Wildlife Watch groups, which are run by volunteers and meet once a month. They are aimed at children aged between 6-12 and meet in the same place each month, they give people a chance to really get to know their local area. Schools can also join the wildlife watch programme and get the benefits of the magazines, training days and much more.