We offer opportunities for all ages to explore and enjoy nature through a series of events and training.
Families can enjoy activities such as bug hunting, pond dipping and environmental arts and crafts.
Events can be run for your organisation on request.
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Utilising the holistic value of woodlands and trees for all round wellbeing, Forest School is an inspirational child led learning process which achieves and develops confidence and self-esteem in learners via hands-on practical experiences. Click here for more information about our growing Forest School service.
We have compiled these resources to encourage families to use their time together to explore and immerse themselves in nature and learn about the wonders of wildlife, be it in the garden or a local green space.
Read on for guidance and to download our free activity sheets.
(Image © Susie @ BananaShed Photography)
We are active in monitoring species and habitats in Kent. Our dedicated officers are able to carry out flora and fauna surveys. We use this expertise to plan and manage projects and provide advice, seeking to enrich the variety of habitats, species and landscapes in Kent.
Current survey work includes;
- Wildflower surveys
- ZSL Eel surveying and monitoring
- Dormice Surveys
- Barn owl surveys
- Invasive Non-Native Species surveys
To discuss a wildlife survey, please follow the link here to contact us to discuss.
This project aims to educate, raise awareness of and control several detrimental invasive non-native plant species across the Medway catchment.
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We offer opportunities to volunteer to help conserve and improve habitats in Kent.
If you are interested in getting involved and you would like to find out more follow this link to discover our volunteering opportunities.
An exciting project we are working in close partnership with to deliver primary school education and school grounds projects is Old Chalk New Downs. This landscape scale scheme is looking at habitat restoration of what has been called the UK's rainforest, or species rich chalk downland. The UK has approximately 50% of the world's resource of this rare, precious and species rich habitat. The project will not only make habitat connections through practical restoration projects, but link with the wider community seeking to educate, inform and entertain. Click here to visit their website.
Protecting our waterways and water supply by working in partnership to remove unwanted chemicals from working farms in the Medway Catchment.
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Working with Maidstone Borough Council, Medway Valley Countryside Partnership (MVCP) are researching ways to tackle local litter, especially plastic pollution, in the rivers of the Medway catchment.
A new project for 2019 is the Florilegium project which will be creating wildflower beds outside libraries in Maidstone borough. Medway Valley Countryside Partnership is the Supporting Organisation for this project which is funded by Grow Wild, the national outreach initiative of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.
Working on river catchments within Kent, this project takes a holistic approach to managing flood risk to communities and individuals using Natural Flood Management techniques. The project aims to improve the ecology and water quality of Kents rivers.
Click here for more information on this project.