Learn how to run wildlife-themed events

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Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is hosting an exciting workshop this Saturday at the Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Doncaster, to give volunteers the opportunity to learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to leading environmentally-themed events.

This fantastic opportunity will allow adult volunteers to go on to lead family events at their local nature reserves.

This free training is part of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s larger Wildlife Watch project and will give volunteers the skills to be able to run sessions such as craft workshops and wildlife surveys.

The aim of Wildlife Watch is to encourage children to engage with their environment and consider the issues affecting it. The idea is that by taking part in the sessions our volunteers could be leading events where children will increase their understanding of the natural environment.

Through events like these children can gain an appreciation for participating in conservation and will get the opportunity to discover local wildlife whilst getting stuck into various practical activities including pond dipping and bat detecting. Playing in a natural environment in this way has also been shown to improve children’s concentration, social and mental development, and physical and mental health.

Leading events such as these are a great way for volunteers to gain experience of working with children within their community, and get that feel good factor that comes from inspiring a young person to see nature through new eyes.

The training session will run from 11am until 3pm and is completely free!

There are a few places left, but booking is essential and can be done by emailing volunteering@ywt.org.uk or calling 01302 570077.