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Helping young people find out more about Shropshire’s wildlife

Growing Confidence

The Growing Confidence project helps young people  discover more about wildife and wild places and have fun learning skills in their local environment.

FSC Preston Montford is working in partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Fordhall Community Land Initiative and the Plunkett Foundation.

Our events and courses will give you the chance to  work with experts to learn more about the wildlife of Shropshire and develop specialist skills and knowledge. We will be getting ideas from you about what you want to know more about  - whether its a particular species of wildlife, a type of habitat or environmental issues which are of interest to you. Read about what we have been getting up to on our events Wildlife spotting and What is a hedge 

How to get involved

If you are interested in wildlife and the natural world then FSC has got lots of activities and courses which will help you increase your knowledge and build your CV to help you stand out from the crowd. You will have the chance to meet and work with experts to find out more about the amazing wildlife in Shropshire.

Spider ID        Using a toothbrush to tempt  spider     mammal trapping


Have a look at our Growing Confidence Project residentials at FSC Preston Montford this summer...

... each residential is packed with activities to build your wildlife and conservation skills, gain experience for your CV as well as spend time with other people with similar interests.

22-26 July Wild skills week
Immerse yourself in nature, spend 5 days on this action packed residential on land and water - brush up your wildlife watching and identification skills, have a go at greenwood working AND attend a talk by TV and wildlife film maker Simon King. You can gain your John Muir award, also suitable for DoE Gold residential. Find out more Wild skills week

14-15 August Wildlife watching with the YDS
FSC’s Young Darwin Scholars (YDS) will be sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm for wildlife with you on this short residential. They will help you discover wildlife in and around the FSC Preston Montford estate and share their top wildlife watching tips. You’ll also find out more about presentation and sharing skills which will  be useful for job or uni applications. Find out more Wildlife watching with the YDS.

30- 31 August Water, water everywhere
Water is an essential part of life for humans, plants and animals. This short residential will introduce freshwater ecology, give an insight into pollution and the issues affecting water quality in our rivers and waterways.  It will give you loads of experience to add to you CV and you will spend time with likeminded people and have fun! Find out more Water, water everywhere

If you want to know more about the Growing Confidence project @ FSC Preston Montford or have suggestions for future events email Cathy  [email protected]

See calendar of all Growing Confidence Project events


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