From a mammals perspective February would be a chance to 'sleep in' At WildAid February has been a chance to spring into life!
We started the month by planning over 20 different activities we will delivering in the community during 2016. We welcome you to follow our facebook page and website for the latest news about them.
WildAid was invited to deliver several awareness workshops for students studying on Animal Care courses at Myerscough College, Lancashire. WildAid Charlie said 'This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness about the natural world and wildlfie welfare and they were enthusisatically received. Our work also extended to raising student teachers awareness of the value of engaging children with the natural world at Mancheter Metropolitan University.
Back to Lancashire, WildAid Charlie delivered a presentation to Poulton Probus Group who were a great audience and provided a really terrific response to our work. WildAid was also invited back to Myerscough College to contribute as an external advisor for a new BSc Wildlife Conservation course. What a chance to provide for future young people entering the conservation industry!
We have been very fortunate to deliver a programme of activities, throughout the year, with the Friends of North Blackpool Pond Trail a tremendously pro-active community group who provide a range of activities across one of Blackpool's cherished Biodiversity corridors. We delivered the first community activity on a very wet and blustery day. The wildlife sightings didn't disappoint though as a very auspicious moment with a Field Vole (Microtus agrestis) plopping into a puddle, a 25 metre vole swim and a charge towards the safety of long grass made a very soggy day, very bright.
Working at RSPCA Stapeley Grange is never a dull moment. It could be finding out about recent admissions, opportunities, some hands on work but mostly planning, preparing and delivering workshops. A Shropshire based children's centre enjoyed a mornings wildlife care workshop with us, whilst more time was spent planning and preparing sessions for visiting groups in March. Our wildlife clubs continue to go from strength to strength with children attending our sessions more than ever before.
WildAid has been extremely fortunate to secure a vehicle! The WildAid van will soon be out on the road and crammed full of wildlife experiences to share in the community!
Running the charity between all the planning, preparing and deliery of our educational programme can be challenging and it is so humbling to know that we have so many supporters who share in our vision and aims. Thank you. I look forward to bringing you news about our trips out on the road, our WildTown project and latest activities (there are quite a few).
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