10th January 2012
An exciting new children's club called 'Wildlife Watch' is
being launched in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Aimed at children aged 5 - 11 years, Wildlife Watch will allow
young people from across the AONB to make friends with other nature
detectives and have lots of fun taking part in all kinds of
practical activities like bug hunting, orienteering, pond dipping
and seed collecting. It is perfect for children who care about
nature and the environment and want to explore their local
The group will meet monthly on the 3rd Saturday of each month
and the first session will take place at Pateley Bridge Scout Hut
on the 21st January from 10am 12pm. It costs just £1
per child per session and the price includes a drink and a biscuit.
Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
Sarah Kettlewell, AONB Development Officer, said: "Wildlife
Watch is a great way for children to learn more about the natural
environment in a fun and exciting way. We are very lucky to have a
really enthusiastic group of volunteer leaders to help us run this
club and we are really looking forward to the first session."
Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of The Wildlife Trusts and
is the UK's leading environmental action club for children. This
new Wildlife Watch group has been set up by the Nidderdale AONB in
conjunction with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.