Croydon is one of London’s greenest boroughs and we have amazing parks and woodlands all around us. How often do we get out into them? Why is it that people from BAME communities traditionally access them less than other communities?
Nature Connectors explores these questions and gets more people into nature.
Nature Connectors is a free programme of training for BAME volunteers. Teaching woodland skills, exploring local green spaces and with plenty of campfire conversation, the course is designed to help people pass on what they’ve discovered, or rediscovered to friends, families and members of their communities. We’ll explore barriers to accessing nature, and enable volunteers to gain the confidence to guide others.
Too often people think that cities and the natural world are completely separate. But London is a green city, and Croydon has amazing natural habitats! We’ll give volunteers the tools to be able to engage people in green spaces. Our training will focus on leading walks, befriending and nature awareness.
We are supported by the Croydon BME Forum and funded by Croydon Council to provide this free training for 90 people from BAME communities in Croydon over the next three years.
The next courses start on 15th April and 20th April 2018, each running for 6 weeks.
If you’re interested and would like more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Beth on 07906832952
Listen: Colourful radio interview with Beth: Nature Connectors: Black experiences of connection to nature
Watch: Nature Connector participant, Brenda