environmental education

Habitat Heroes

Aim: To increase, and sustain, the involvement of children, young people and the wider community in their natural heritage.

Habitat Heroes does this through:

  • Enhancing their awareness and understanding of biodiversity
  • Embedding biodiversity in the formal and informal curriculum of schools and community learning opportunities.
  • Practical creation of habitats in the school grounds leaving a legacy for the future.
  • Promoting enjoyment of wildlife areas.

Location

United Kingdom
53° 48' 22.8024" N, 1° 46' 17.1012" W

BEES Urban Nature Reserve

BEES/YMCA manage a small nature reserve that was created in 1990 on land rented from the University, within the Lasiteridge Lane campus. The reserve contains two medium sized ponds, which have healthy populations of Brown Hawker dragonflies amongst others, areas of native trees and wild flowers. The reserve is managed by BEES Conservation Volunteers and we use the reserve for pond dipping/minibeast studies and wildlife art with school groups and playschemes.

Location

United Kingdom
53° 47' 5.9892" N, 1° 46' 9.7608" W
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