The overall aim of community engagement activity at Trumpington Meadows is….
...to inspire people about the natural world on their doorstep, providing opportunities to learn, experience and take action for wildlife.
Our objectives are:
To provide the public with the opportunity to enjoy and learn about local wildlife and the Wildlife Trust.
To provide opportunities for local people to develop understanding and skills that will benefit local wildlife.
To provide opportunities for people to take action through a co-ordinated volunteer programme.
To raise the profile of the Wildlife Trust, promote the Trust’s reputation and engage new audiences.
To generate new members for the Trust
Schools and Groups
Schools and other groups can book a visit to the nature reserve. Our team also visit schools. At Trumpington we specialise in short (1-2 hour) sessions for KS1 & 2, although we welcome enquiries from all ages . These can be Ranger-led or self-guided.
We organise and run events for all ages, such as guided walks (bat walks, mammal walks and dawn chorus) or hands-on activities (wildlife gardening, insect days).
We offer outreach in the local community— giving talks, attending fairs and community events—working closely with local partners (history groups, residents associations, parish councils, allotments and orchards etc).
Wildlife Training Workshop: Meadow Ecology and Conservation with Matt Johnson
Learn more about floodplain meadows.
A Tale of Two Meadows
Two very different wild spaces in Northamptonshire in this blog focusing on Local Wildlife Sites
Cowslips and orchids at Chettisham Meadow
Helen Moore and the Ely Local Group have made a record count of green-winged orchids