For young people (12 - 21)

Young people exploring the landscape with Staffordshire Wildlife TrustYoung people exploring the landscape with Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Are you aged between 12 and 21 and interested in the environment, nature and great outdoors? Staffordshire Wildlife Trust offers a variety of opportunities for young people - from exploring the landscape to getting involved in some practical conservation work.

Up to 13-years-old - Wildplay

• What? Our Wildplay sessions for eight-13-year-olds are designed to encourage children to explore the natural world through exciting activities such as making feeders for birds, building dens, and searching the colourful creepy crawlies.

• Where and when? Wildplay takes place in the school holidays at locations including the Wolseley Centre in Wolseley Bridge, Westport Lake Visitor Centre in Stoke-on-Trent and at parks and green spaces around the Potteries - check out What's On for your nearest session.

Aged 12 - 21-years-old - Churnet Youth

• What? The Churnet Youth project runs a busy programme of activities and practical tasks for 12 - 16-year-olds and 16 - 21-year-olds. The 12 - 16 group enjoy activities such as geocaching, coracle-making and natural crafts, while the over 16s get stuck into practical conservation work such as drystone walling and footpath construction. Learn more about the activities.

• Where and when? Activities take place in the Churnet Valley Living Landscape area, mainly in the school holidays and occasionally at weekends. Check out What's On for details of upcoming sessions.

Aged 16 and over - Conservation volunteering

• What? Join one of the Trust's regular practical volunteer groups and get involved in a variety of conservation jobs such as scrub clearance, footpath construction, fencing, rush cutting, tree-thinning and much more.

• Where and when? Opportunities are available all over the county and different groups meet on different days. For full details, check out out volunteering page.

The Green Knight's Trail

• What? The Green Knight's Trail was designed by young people for young people and their families. It is an interactive trail which guides you around some of the most beautiful places in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Participants must seach for hidden markers at each destination, and need to find six to complete the trail. 

• Where and when? Download a trail leaflet and off you go!

Tame Valley Wetlands video

A documentary made by young people in the Tame Valley Wetlands, with the help of local film maker Simon Walker. The group from The Sanctuary in Castle Vale worked together to explore the wetlands, decide on the content of their film, and had a chance to get behind the camera and edit the final version.