Trust Wildlife Champions Conference, Meeth Quarry

19 June 2022 |

On Wednesday 15th June, Primary ‘Wildlife Champions’ from across our Trust came together in the stunning grounds at Meeth Education Centre to increase their natural literacy and improve wellbeing and participate in some amazing outdoor learning experiences. This was a collaborative learning opportunity, part of our ongoing work with the Devon Wildlife Trust.

107 pupils from our 14 primary schools explored ‘The deep’ looking at what lives in the deep and how humans have an impact, explored the local wildlife in pond dipping and bug hunting activities and worked together using tools to create their own small fire. We even spotted some rare species of butterfly and found a few dragonfly larvae in the pond area.

Our Wildlife Champions can now go back to school and share key messages with their peers as well as start to take action for wildlife themselves. The day provided an opportunity for fantastic team building, communication and making new friends. Our Wildlife Champions day at Meeth really was a catalyst for change in helping our young people care for and understand our world better.