Thanks to funding from the Community Foundation Wales’ Wales Respond & Recover Fund Wild Ground are working on increasing their digital engagement.

Thanks to funding from the Community Foundation Wales’ Wales Respond & Recover Fund Wild Ground are working on increasing their digital engagement. Allowing supporters, volunteers, conservation enthusiasts and the local community to keep up to date with our work and activities.

The covid-19 pandemic has caused us to pause all our public facing activities. Volunteering has returned under strict social distancing guidelines, but we have been unable to run our training courses and family events, which are our main methods of engaging and educating the community about their local wildlife.

Thanks to this funding we will be able to develop nature-themed community engagement activities for delivery online. These online sessions will include a mixture of recorded videos  presented by reserve wardens to provide ideas and guidance on wildlife-themed crafts or activities, and some live interactive sessions such as talks on identifying or supporting wildlife.

The sessions will be suitable for families with children, educational groups, or groups such as WI and local wildlife clubs. We will also offer group sessions for scouts, school classes. These sessions will also provide social contact and combat isolation where these groups may not be able to continue to meet in-person and allow those who feel anxious about returning to public places to take part. Helping to tackle isolation and loneliness.

Delivering these sessions online offers the opportunity to engage a wider audience – while  will deliver the sessions from North Wales they have the potential to reach people from all over Wales and beyond.