Wild Things Educational Ecological Collective has been providing high quality, tailored learning experiences in the natural world since 1997. Based in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, we focus particularly on working with groups of children and young people who have experienced disadvantage in their lives and who would not otherwise have access to spending time in nature – with all the social, emotional and educational benefits that this can bring.
Our programmes provide unique learning experiences in a safe and inclusive woodland setting, and are designed to nurture children and young people’s emotional wellbeing, social skills and connection to the natural world, helping them build the resilience and self-esteem necessary to meet life’s challenges.
Wild Things believe that in order to care for the natural world, children need to have been given the opportunity to have built a real and lasting relationship with it – and this can only happen through rich and meaningful first hand experience.
Due to the recent article in The Guardian, 'I feel I've come home': can forest schools help heal refugee children? we have had enquiries about how people can support our projects.
If you donate to this fund the money will be used to provide Forest School programmes for children from inner city Nottingham, getting them out to the woods for 2 hours a week for a minimum of 6 weeks. For each session, for a group of 10 children, we provide 3 trained staff members, so the children can have the attention and support that they deserve.
Wild Things Ecological Education Collective is a Not-for-Profit Fully Mutual Workers Co-operative with charitable aims and objectives.