Youth Rangers launched in Tamworth

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is set to launch a Youth Ranger programme for young people to help them get closer to nature thanks to funding from Tamworth Borough Council.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is set to launch a Youth Ranger programme for young people to help them get closer to nature thanks to funding from Tamworth Borough Council.

The Youth Ranger project will be available for 14-17 year olds and 18-23 year olds and gives young people the opportunity to help enhance their local wild spaces, meet new people, learn new skills and make a difference.

The funding will allow the Trust to run two introductory sessions in Tamworth which will involve some practical conservation tasks, using a variety of hand tools and give participants the chance to try their hand at some bushcraft activities.

There are two events coming up take place on:

Wednesday 2nd June 10am-1pm
14-17-year-olds Youth Ranger Session
Hodge Lane Local nature reserve

Saturday 5th June 10am-1pm
18-23 year-olds Youth Ranger Session
Kettlebrook Local nature reserve

Shaun Rimmer, Senior Community Engagement Officer for the Trust said: “Our Youth Ranger projects have worked so well in other areas in the past and it is extremely rewarding seeing the confidence and skill set of those taking part increase.

“They really get to be involved with the sessions and enjoy every task they face.”

Regular sessions are being planned for weekends and during the school holidays. For more information contact Shaun at the Trust
s.rimmer@staffs-wildlife.org.uk