The British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) is the professional body representing the best zoos and aquariums in the UK and Ireland and each year celebrates the achievements of its members with gold, silver, and bronze awards.
Generation Wild took the top award in the education category for its clear benefits to both nature and children’s wellbeing as well as the impressive scale of the project, with more than 27,000 children having already taken part.
The project engages primary school children from disadvantaged areas through story-telling, technology and nature connection activities at school, at WWT wetland sites and at home.
Generation Wild: Ava’s Destiny was conceived and created in partnership with Stand + Stare and is delivered by the WWT’s Learning Teams across 7 of our sites.
Feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive, with 100% of teachers who responded telling WWT that they would recommend Generation Wild to others.
Charlotte Levene, Generation Wild Project Manager at WWT said:
This a project that we are very proud of, so we are overjoyed to have received a Gold award this year. We have seen for ourselves the impact it has had on the children involved and how they experience nature.
I would like to thank everyone who has helped to make Generation Wild such a success, and for inspiring so many young people to really connect with nature.