Based on an outstanding wildlife-rich nature reserve, our project will engage with a wider audience from the local community for a 3 month programme of nature connection, conservation training, volunteering, citizen science, school & group visits - focusing on young people and minority local groups.
The UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world (in the bottom 10% globally), and it is vital that we do not continue to lose our native wildlife and wild habitats. Part of this decline is due to humans becoming more disconnected from nature, and not seeing ourselves as part of the natural world. We fail to recognise that the natural world provides our basic needs, including oxygen, food and water, as well as providing physical and mental health benefits.
The land at Denmark Farm is managed for wildlife, and provides a wealth of habitats and species for the past 35 years. People won’t value and protect nature if they do not experience the natural world, so we provide an opportunity for people to engage with and learn about nature through volunteering, workshops, courses . We also host school and group visits and will put additional emphasis of targeting young people and hard to reach minority groups within our local community.