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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust promotes involvement, enjoyment and understanding of the natural world to people of all ages and backgrounds.


We offer a variety of environmental education programmes for schools, to inspire a passion for nature in schoolchildren of every age. We can visit your school or children come to us at one of our popular visitor centres.

Our programmes cover everything from plant lifecycles to renewable energy and creating art with natural materials. Visit our teachers and educators page for more information.

Families and children 

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust organises a huge variety of events to encourage children and their families to discover the delights of the natural world. We cater for all age groups.

Preschoolers and their parents or guardians can come along to one of our Nature Tots groups, while five - eight year-olds can enjoy Wildlife Watch family events and eight - 13-year-olds will love Wildplay. At our sessions, youngsters will get involved in lots of wild activities, such as bug hunting, pond-dipping, scavenger hunts and learning outdoor survival skills.

We also have a network of Wildlife Watch groups, childrens' clubs that meet up once a month to have some outdoor adventures, and run sessions for children with disabilities. See our families page to find out more, or search for family events in our What's On guide.     

Older children and teenagers

Children up to the age of 13 can join in our Wildplay activity sessions, and we run a youth group for 12 - 21-year-olds in the north of the county. Over 16s can sign up for conservation volunteering - and learn all about how we look after our nature reserves and other wild places to benefit wildlife.

Find our more on our young people page, or search for events on our What's On guide.


We offer lots of opportunities for adults to learn more about wildlife and explore the natural world on their doorsteps. You can come along to one of our many events, or get involved in your local Wildlife Trust group, who run a programme of walks, talks and other activities.

If you're interested in getting more hands-on, you could sign up for one of our volunteer groups, and get stuck into some practical work to protect local wildlife and wild spaces.