Join the movement, Be the movement
Keeping it Wild is an ambitious project, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund, that will empower and inspire 600 young people aged 11-25, from backgrounds currently under-represented in natural heritage, to gain vital skills while discovering, conserving and sharing their experiences of the capital’s wild spaces.
Young Londoners from a range of backgrounds have the opportunity to take part in five different activity strands, with the programme path tailored – by young people themselves – to best suit their needs, interests and age group.
There are plenty of opportunities for you, or your group to get involved in:
Are you 16-25 and looking for a new opportunity? Spend three months with us learning practical skills in urban nature conservation, community engagement, media, journalism and communications. The Traineeship is full time, paid via a bursary.
Young People's Forum
A diverse group of 16-25-year-olds acting as a consultative panel and sounding board for this project. A chance to get your voice heard and gain media accreditation with Headliners (UK)!
Wild Action Programme
An exciting, free opportunity for groups to develop key skills in urban nature conservation through a series of workshops. Gain a John Muir Award and receive accredited media and journalist training with Headliners (UK).
Activities are tailored to meet the needs of your group and the Curriculum.
Wild Action Days
A fun filled, free practical taster day for groups at a London Wildlife Trust nature reserve with lunch and travel expenses provided.
Learn how you can protect the city’s wildlife and wild spaces.
Represent! Social Action Projects
Are you part of a youth group? Got a great idea to improve a green space in your area? Or a wildlife conservation story you want to spread the word about?
London Youth will support your group and help you get your project off the ground!
You'll receive a John Muir Award and work with Headliners (UK) to make digital media to promote your idea and share with others.
The latest from Keeping it Wild:
Festival of Learning Awards
We are thrilled that the Keeping it Wlild Traineeships activity strand has been recognised as Highly Commended in the Festival of Learning Awards 2020. Festival of Learning is the biggest celebration of lifelong learning in England, find out more here.
King's Business School
We were recently lucky enough to work with Digital Marketing students at King's Business School, exploring new methods of marketing to allow us to boost engagement with young people. Check out this video created by the department to record the experience:
Discovering wildlife at Walthamstow Wetlands with camera traps by Keeping it Wild Trainee Shahnoor
During my time as a Trainee at Walthamstow Wetlands I had the opportunity to learn how and why we use camera traps at the nature reserve…
Learning how to learn again by Keeping it Wild Trainee Shahnoor
My time as a Keeping it Wild Trainee at Walthamstow Wetlands has been great as I've been given the opportunity to experience so…
The wonders of spring by Keeping it Wild Trainee Bobbi
We're well into March now and spring is upon us in London. During my time as a Trainee, I’ve had the pleasure of working outside…
Over the next three years Keeping it Wild will enable the Trust, and other partner organisations such as the John Muir Trust, to inspire more young people to care about, and protect, wildlife and wild spaces.
John Muir Award Record E-Book
For more information, get in touch with our Keeping it Wild Project Manager Emily Morshuis on email@example.com or 020 3897 6156