Do you like wildlife and enjoy working with children? Have you
got two hours a month to spare? If you do we have a wonderful
opportunity to become involved in a project aimed at inspiring and
enthusing young people about the countryside and wildlife on their
Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are
planning to establish a Wildlife Watch group (which is the junior
branch of the Wildlife Trust) in Pateley Bridge. The group will
meet once a month and will be for young people in the area and
their families. Watch groups give children an opportunity to
discover local wildlife and get stuck into practical activities
such as pond dipping and wildflower fun days.
So what are we looking for in a leader? The most important
thing is that you are enthusiastic about wildlife and enjoy working
with children. Full training, equipment and support will be
provided by the AONB.
And what will you get out of being a leader? A great deal of
satisfaction that you are providing children with formative
experiences that could give a life long love and passion for
Sarah Kettlewell, AONB Development Officer, said: "At the
moment there are no other conservation groups for children in the
AONB or the Harrogate area so we are really keen to get this
started. However we need the support of local people in order for
the group to be a success!"
If you are interested in becoming a leader please contact
Sarah Kettlewell at the AONB office on 01423 712950. We will be
organising a meeting shortly to bring together potential leaders
and a representative from the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. We look
forward to hearing from you.