Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and other generous donors, Wild Connections aims to enable people of all ages from a variety of different backgrounds to enjoy, connect with, learn about, and care for their local nature and natural heritage.

Over three years, Wild Connections will:

  • Deliver public events to help people learn about our reserves and what's on them;
  • Improve access and relevance of WWT nature reserves for people with disabilities;
  • Provide volunteering and training opportunities for groups such as Community Payback, SWITCH and other probation services, Adult Young Carers and Help for Heroes;
  • Provide volunteer training sessions to encourage regular participation, increase knowledge and build qualifications and new skills;
  • Provide conservation-based youth volunteering activities for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
  • Create new ‘Friends of’ groups based at WWT nature reserves across the county.

So whether you want just attend one of our exciting events or you want to get more involved and learn some new skills and help us to manage our reserves by regular volunteering, Wild Connections is the project for you. 

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