There are numerous wild spaces in Torbay that are under threat from habitat destruction due to antisocial behaviour and wild camping. We have been working with local authorities for two years in supporting intiatives to reduce the problem. We are now opening a new project to manage Seven Quarries (Brixham), a 10.5 acre area of natural coastal woodland. The area has been under threat for many years and requires a sustainable management plan to address the threats to it delicate habitats. We require funding to create a base camp with compost loos to enble us to run group activity programmes. These programmes will encourage young minds into the outdoors. All our activities are fun, can be adapted to any group and are focussed around conservation, habitat preservation and the future of the environment. By educationing young minds we can influence behaviours and create a clean safe environment for people to enjoy whilst outdoors.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This is a great opportunity to preserve a stunning natural area and encourage learning and outdoor activity. By introducing sustainable projects that enhance and protect our natural wild spaces we create opportunity for the future generations to embrace nature. We believe starting early is paramount when learning about the environment and safeguarding our local habitats. We can build a future of proactive, educated and motivated youths that enjoy the benefits of the outdoors.
Steps to get it done:
Showing individuals, the foundations of skills & learning through the development of a personal relationship with nature, is key to sustaining natural habitats for the future. We can help create purpose, we can aid the development of values, and consequently influence behaviours. We can demonstration how to grow knowledge, gain experiences, lead others, learn from others, develop self-awareness, emotional intelligence, set goals, share flasks of tea, improvise, work as a team and build communities. Creating opportunities to take young minds into the outdoors is wonderful, but our responsibility is greater than that. We need to think bigger and prepare the communities of tomorrow with the skills, passions and capabilities to sustain our natural environment both on a local and a global scale.
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