Learn & discover

From back gardens to nature reserves, our natural environment is there for everyone to enjoy.

The Wildlife Trusts recognise that enabling access to nature, awareness raising, education and working with local communities is essential to our overall aim of creating a Living Landscape. People are at the heart of everything we do.

We believe that everyone should have the chance to enjoy and learn more about the natural world. This enjoyment and learning can take many forms – for some it is practical conservation work or attending training courses to learn more about wildlife, for others it is a walk on a spectacular nature reserve on a crisp morning, or perhaps it is that first encounter with nature that a child has dipping their net into a rock pool. The Wildlife Trusts offer all these experiences and more.

Each Wildlife Trust is actively involved with providing people with direct access to their local wildlife and wild places. Nationwide we have more than 36,000 volunteers, we work with over 5,000 schools every year and Wildlife Trusts run thousands of walks, talks and activities for all ages and backgrounds.

Click here to find out more about volunteering

Click here to find more about our outdoor learning and education work

Click here to find out more about events and things to do

Click here to find out more about Wildlife Watch – our junior member’s branch

Click here to find out more about projects we're involved with