Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust launch #NatureAdventures to support people isolating at home to connect with nature and each other.
Whilst we are all socially isolating, the Trust is providing new ways, through their website and their social media channels for people to engage with nature.
From expert videos and practical wildlife gardening tips to help wildlife whether you have a garden or a window box, to demonstrating nature themed crafts and blogging about the challenges of staying wild with small children, there is something for everyone to become involved in.
We also have a host of activities for children and families. Our activity videos for children, which feature exercises and games they can do in their gardens or during exercise nearby, are being viewed 1000 of times on social media and have even been featured on BBC Breakfast. These are accompanied with free activity sheets to help your children learn about and enjoy the nature around them.
People can also contribute to the Trust’s work, by recording any wildlife they see from their windows, or whilst they are exercising. This data will be added to our Nature Counts programme, which is currently surveying the wildlife in the Sheffield and Rotherham area.
Liz Ballad CEO said “During these challenging times, Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust wants to support people to still feel connected to nature. Thanks to our members and our funders we are so pleased to be able to provide #NatureAdventures and hope that people from across the region will be able to benefit from being involved with nature even if we are being asked to stay at home”
All of our Nature Adventure activities can be found at wildsheffield.com/nature-adventures and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with new activities and content being uploaded regularly. We welcome everyone to join in.
Our nature reserves also remain open and can be a great place to exercise, but we would ask people to follow government guidance and not drive to them.
In these times of physical distancing and self-isolation, taking notice of the natural world can bring us together supporting our mental and physical wellbeing. We would like to thank the People’s Postcode Lottery, the National Lottery and all our members for enabling us to provide nature adventures for everyone.