Who runs the project? Shropshire Wildlife Trust
Where is the project? Shropshire ­­
How old do I need to be? 11-25 years old
What is it? The chance to develop skills and try new things such as bushcraft, wildlife ID and habitat management. You can do the John Muir Awards too as these are available for individuals, schools, colleges and universities. There’s even work experience and specialist training to help you enter the conservation sector. The project also runs outdoor alternative curriculums in schools
How often can I come? You can join conservation work parties across the county and weekly Wild Roots Youth Group in Shrewsbury. Contact the Growing Confidence team to get involved or for wider school opportunities
How much does it cost? It’s free for individuals. Schools may have to pay a small fee.
Can I join? Yes
Who do I contact? BryonyC@ShropshireWildlifeTrust.org.uk
Can I follow Growing Confidence on social media? Yes, Growing Confidence is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Who else helps with the project? Field Studies Council Preston Montford and Fordhall Community Land Initiative
Can I read what someone else thought of Growing Confidence? Yes, read Laurence’s story
A Career in the Environment: To give you an insight into the broad range of roles available in the environmental sector, Shropshire Wildlife Trust have produced a careers booklet which you can download here. With case studies sharing real life experience and role descriptions detailing qualification requirements, this is a must-read if you’re interested in a career in the environmental sector.