The Trust aims to raise awareness of potential threats to wildlife and encourage individuals and organisations to take responsibility for caring for their local environment. It does this by managing 42 nature reserves throughout Derbyshire, covering more than 570 hectares of land including woodland, wetland and meadow area and running an extensive environmental education programme for schools. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust has more than 14,000 members, seven active local groups and eight Wildlife Watch groups (for younger members) and also produces a range of publications, from fact sheets and leaflets to a book on wildlife gardening and a Wildlife Walks book.
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Wildlife Watch Club, Derbyshire
Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. There are Wildlife Watch groups throughout the county where children can meet and have fun exploring the environment. At these meetings they can learn more about their local wildlife and get involved in practical activities.
How to obtain
To join, visit the Watch secion of the website. Some groups make a small charge for the activities and for insurance reasons we ask children under the age of 8 years are accompanied by a parent. Please make sure that you ring the leader of the group you want to attend before your first visit. Watch groups in Derbyshire are based at Chesterfield, Elvaston Castle, Hope Valley, Litton, Sett Valley, Shipley Park, Swadlincote and Hardwick Park.
To find out more, please contact us at the Trust on 01773 881188.
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