Nature Connectors

IMG_20171020_1102390Croydon 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.

 

IMG_20171013_1503139Nature 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.

 

IMG_20171027_1223080 We’ll introduce people who are new to spending time in nature to the outdoors and reconnect those with previous experiences from childhood or their pre-London lives!

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.

conversationThe sessions will be delivered in parks and woods, entirely outdoors, running in a weekly series of 6 day sessions, with a maximum of 10 people in each volunteer cohort.

The next courses start in September 2018, each running for 6 weeks.

If you’re interested and would like more details email beth@wildinthecity.org.uk or call Beth on 07906832952

 

Watch: Getting confident, getting out there!

Listen: Colourful radio interview with Beth: Nature Connectors: Black experiences of connection to nature

Watch: Nature Connector participant, Brenda