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Your patch, your planet
23 Jul 2019

Your patch, your planet

WWT joins campaign encouraging all children to protect nature in their backyard Backyard Nature is a new UK-wide campaign aiming to get all children, regardless of where they live, to spend more time outside enjoying and protecting nature in their back...

Seeking stories of former school visitors
01 Apr 2019

Seeking stories of former school visitors

WWT is appealing for stories from young nature lovers who can trace their passion back to visiting a wetland centre on a school trip...

New handbook makes waves in the wetland world
29 Oct 2018

New handbook makes waves in the wetland world

Creating wetlands in cities around the globe just got easier, thanks to a new good practice manual launched this week at the Ramsar Convention in Dubai by WWT Consulting. The handbook, created with Nanjing University Ecological Research Institute of Chan...

Enfield schoolchildren see designs for new wetland nature reserve become reality
01 Oct 2018

Enfield schoolchildren see designs for new wetland nature reserve become reality

The Prince of Wales Open Space was unveiled to the public this week after undergoing a dramatic makeover with the help of local kids. The event was hosted by Enfield Borough Council, Thames Water and WWT who teamed up to breathe new life into the negle...

Exotic spider discovered during WWT species survey as part of Salt Hill Playday
07 Aug 2018

Exotic spider discovered during WWT species survey as part of Salt Hill Playday

A wasp spider – a species relatively new to the UK – was uncovered during a survey to discover local animals and plants as part of the Salt Hill event. The striking arachnid with yellow and black stripes was first recorded on the island in the 1920...

Making a splash! Pupils at Enfield's Prince of Wales Primary plant water garden
11 Jun 2018

Making a splash! Pupils at Enfield's Prince of Wales Primary plant water garden

Year two schoolchildren helped create their very own living water feature by filling a small pool with wetland plants. They also got their hands muddy by making finishing touches to a nearby Mediterranean gravel garden, digging holes and filling them w...

Scheme helping thousands of schoolchildren access nature up for award
14 May 2018

Scheme helping thousands of schoolchildren access nature up for award

A scheme that has given thousands of disadvantaged school children easy access to nature has been shortlisted for an award. WWT and HSBC’s ‘Inspiring Generations’ programme which aims to give pupils from poorer backgrounds the chance to experienc...

Tree-mendous garden that mimics the Canadian wilderness is unveiled
01 Sep 2017

Tree-mendous garden that mimics the Canadian wilderness is unveiled

A stunning new garden, which pays tribute to the Canadian outdoors and picked up a Gold medal at the 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has opened at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Burscough. The feature, which was funded by the Royal Bank of Canada, will ...

Award for Schools Environment Project
07 Jul 2016

Award for Schools Environment Project

Hollickwood Primary School children get planting![/caption] A project in which schoolchildren help to reduce flooding and pollution, while learning about wildlife, has won a major national environmental award. The project was run across 10 schools in N...

Poorer pupils benefit most from school nature trips
16 Mar 2016

Poorer pupils benefit most from school nature trips

Poorer children are less interested in being outdoors in nature than better-off children, but that difference can be turned on its head after just one day spent learning outside. That’s according to early findings from a study by the Wildfowl & Wetlands...