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Making a grand home for nature, one small patch at a time

Join the club!   As we all know many valuable insects, which we both rely on and love such as bees and butterflies, are rapidly declining in number due to extreme loss of their habitat.  Research shows that lots of little reserves act like one massive reserve for wildlife, which move between them using ‘wildlife corridors’.

UPDATES

  • FESTIVAL OF NATURE 2018
    Over two days of serous sunshine we delivered one of the largest stalls at the event and engaged with around 1200 visitors to the festival.  Click on image to right: –
  • Five schools signed up this spring, 2018VIEW GALLERY.
  • Our wildflower meadow to supply seeds to schools SEE PICTURES
  • Launched at Festival of Nature 2017, by President of the RSPB SEE VIDEO

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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE CLUB: –

  • We are happy to come in and get the ball rolling with school assembly / eco club meeting / workshop with year group outside.
  • THIS IS CURRENTLY SPONSORED BY ANTIDA WITH NO CHARGE TO THE SCHOOL.
  • Minimum plot size managed or put aside for wildlife at your school: 2m x 3m
  • We aim to sign up over 50% of Bristol’s schools over the next 5 years:  we will start on day one with five!
  • We will give you a weather proof Club Certificate: to attach to your plot.
  • CURRICULUM LINKS
  • We will leave with you print outs suggesting curriculum links to the mini nature reserve for science, maths and geography.
  • We can provide CPD at a discounted rate on Outdoor Learning for all staff in your school
  • Simple video explaining need for plants for pollinators however small the plot: click here.
  • Consider this project part of your ‘growing’ outdoor education in your school: vital for children

GALLERIES FROM SOME SCHOOLS IN THE CLUB
Ashton Gate School
Clifton High School
Crockerne Primary School
Longcross Primary School

SUPPORTED BY:-
Felixstowe Community Nature Reserve
“I wish the Bristol Schools’ Nature Reserve every success in helping local wildlife. I hope this project will inspire other people and organisations in the Bristol area to take up the idea of community nature reserves, and to spread that idea far and wide. We all know that wildlife populations in the UK are in decline. However, by taking an active part in a community nature reserve, each of us has an opportunity to help to stop that decline. Please encourage one another!”