Project Wild Thing - premiere today

Wednesday 12th June 2013

Yee-ha. Sand dunes are full of fascinating wildlife and opportunities to have fuYee-ha. Sand dunes are full of fascinating wildlife and opportunities to have fun! (photo: Emma Bradshaw)

The health and well-being of our children can be improved by encouraging them to spend more time outside enjoying nature.

That’s the important message of a major new documentary film, Project Wild Thing, to be launched this summer and which has its premiere today at the Sheffield Doc Fest (see a trailer below). The film highlights the growing disconnection between young people and nature in Britain.

 Watch a Trailer for Project Wild Thing

The film describes the massive benefits for children if they get the chance to play outside and have the freedom to explore, enjoy and discover the natural world for themselves.  Quite simply, it does them good!

The Wildlife Trusts welcome this initiative and will be arranging and promoting screenings of the new film around the UK.

The film is backed by the Wild Network and The Wildlife Trusts are an active and enthusiastic partner in this campaign to reconnect kids with nature.

There’s plenty on offer from local Wildlife Trusts this summer - from bug hunting to rockpooling expeditions - there are lots of opportunities to get up close to wildlife and close to nature. So, in the spirit of the film close this web page now and go and do something more exciting - outside - instead!  If you need some ideas, why not start here and here.

Visit the Project Wild Thing website


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