Habitats & Heritage environmental education and outreach work provides opportunities for people of all ages to engage with local history and the real issues facing the world we live in. Learning about the issues confronting our planet on a global, national and local level helps people to become proactive problem solvers and advocates for the built and natural environment on their doorstep.
Our work includes:
Duke of Edinburgh Award Volunteering
We run monthly sessions for Duke of Edinburgh Award students who volunteer with us to get their award. Many students stay with us after the first year to get their silver or gold award and many continue to volunteer with us beyond their award sessions. We teach practical nature conservation skills and importantly why conservation work is so vital. For more information on our Duke of Edinburgh Award programme click here
Working with Students
We work with schools to deliver environmental initiatives, support on how schools can better support nature, engage more young people in nature conservation and work directly with students to deliver volunteering projects. We work with colleges and universities to support students through internships and placement opportunities based on real, beneficial, and effective projects.
We also aim to support those looking for experience in the nature conservation field through hands on experiences and advice through our volunteer supervisor programme that offers training, knowledge and experience to individuals starting their journey in the conservation field.
Members of the Habitats & Heritage team also visit schools to talk at assemblies and lead on practical work in school grounds.
Walks & talks
Education is not just for the young. We organise walks and talks with nature and heritage experts from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds for a variety of groups and institutions including those who support adults with learning difficulties, those with English as a their second language, adult education intuitions, charities and the general public.
We are continually looking for new ways to educate and inform our supporters through online engagement, talks, walks and information sharing to help the communities of south and west London engage in and enjoy the natural world around them.
Contact us to explore how we can run educational sessions, walks or talks for your group or organisation.
With schools having to move to remote learning we would like to support in our way by giving you access to our fun and interactive activity packs for Key stages 1 & 2. Find out all about the nature and heritage on your door steps with each activity. Remember to share with us all that you create, find and learn. Find the available packs here.