Celebrate Trust’s 50th anniversary by earning a Get Wild badge

Youngsters, families, schools and groups are being given the chance to earn an award highlighting their commitment to nature in Staffordshire to celebrate a charity’s 50th anniversary.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and is asking people to head outdoors to tackle 50 wild activities and earn a ‘Get Wild’ badge.

In total, there will be 100 wild activities to choose from and those taking part will need to complete 50 of these to earn their challenge badge.

Eligible activities will be available to download as a checklist on the Trust’s website – www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/GetWildBadge. They will include tasks such as climbing a tree, watching and identifying birds at a bird feeder and making a butterfly or bee feeder.

The activities will be organised into five categories – Action for Wildlife, Discover and Learn, Explore, Be Active and Be Creative.

Laura Thomas, from the Trust’s People Engagement team, said: “To make the challenge as accessible as possible, the majority of the activities can be completed almost anywhere outdoors – fields, parks, woods, nature reserves or in your own garden.

“People taking part can also tick off many of the activities when attending our family events and sessions which we run throughout the year. Eligible events will have the challenge badge logo next to them.

“The challenge is designed to get as many people as possible outside in Staffordshire and getting closer to nature by taking part in fun and easily accessible activities.”

Once those have completed 50 wild activities they will need to send their activity sheet back to the Trust and enclose £1.50 for their chosen badge, either a pin badge or sew on badge.

For more information and to download a Get Wild Badger checklist, visit www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/GetWildBadge

For more on the Trust’s 50th anniversary and the events the charity is running in 2019, visit www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/50yearswild.