The Growing Confidence project helps young people discover more about wildlife and wild places and have fun learning skills in their local environment. FSC Preston Montford is working in partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Fordhall Community Land Initiative.

Our events and courses will give you the chance to work with experts to learn more about the wildlife and natural environment of Shropshire and develop specialist skills. If you are interested in wildlife and the natural world then FSC Preston Montford 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.

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The Growing Confidence Project, part of the national Our Bright Future Programme, is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

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Day and Residential Events

Please check back for events.

Growing Confidence at Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Follow this link to find out about Growing Confidence events and activities run by Shropshire Wildlife Trust (Make your Weekends Wild, Youth for the Wild events, Online Question Time events):
https://www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/growing-confidence

Online events

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We are running a series of Question Time events via Zoom. Upcoming events will be listed here, and you will be able to book by visiting the Shropshire Wildlife Trust website: https://www.shropshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/growing-confidence

Swifts and Us online talk – Wednesday 21st April 2021

Sarah Gibson, author of Swifts and Us, due for publication on 13th May, presents an online talk all about her favourite bird: the swift. Find out more and book


Links to previous Zoom Question Time events
Link to the Question Time with MP Mr Philip Dunne (Chair of the Government’s Environmental Audit Committee):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRXGmQPqOKg&feature=youtu.be

Link to the Question Time on Flooding and River Management:
https://youtu.be/oH_UJZ2c6uw

Link to the Question Time on Climate Change:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWJE87RCC3M&list=PLRL3hetqRSm5hMLXoK-oP0PvYqU69UKzP&index=4

Link to the Question Time ‘Population Matters’:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoJAwySKMSg&list=PLRL3hetqRSm5hMLXoK-oP0PvYqU69UKzP&index=6

Link to the Question Time ‘HS2’:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQW2WmScq2k&list=PLRL3hetqRSm5hMLXoK-oP0PvYqU69UKzP&index=8

Link to ‘Fantastic Mammals and How to Find Them’ by Sam Devine-Turner:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAtgRYXXLxA&list=PLRL3hetqRSm5hMLXoK-oP0PvYqU69UKzP&index=3

Link to ‘Exploring Churchyards: Botanical Jewels in the Landscape’ by Mark Duffell:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6a4_PbTzqw&list=PLRL3hetqRSm5hMLXoK-oP0PvYqU69UKzP&index=5

Link to ‘Get Out, Get Arty’ by Sara Lanyon:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXl7jzZgosY&list=PLRL3hetqRSm5hMLXoK-oP0PvYqU69UKzP&index=7&t=9s

Other information

Countryside Jobs Service (CJS) has a useful regular update. Click on this link to find out their latest news.

Find out about other FSC opportunities for young people