Wildlife Watch is the junior membership of the Wildlife Trust and is the UK leading club for young environmentalists with over 100,000 members.
If you are passionate about wildlife, want to have fun in the outdoors, meet new friends and learn lots about the environment then Wildlife Watch is for you!
All Watch activities are designed so that you
You can become involved with Wildlife Watch by joining in with your local Watch groups fun activities, see Local Watch Groups (below) for details of Watch groups in North Wales.
You can attend group meetings and events without becoming a member but if you want to receive loads of exiting goodies you can become a member of Wildlife Watch.
If you haven't got a WATCH group near you, and you can't get to meetings you can still join WATCH by becoming a member! The magazine, competitions & projects will enable you to become an active member and discover Wildlife near you!
Attending your local watch group is a great way to have fun and meet new friends.
Take part in environmental projects, learn lots about nature and the environment and get your hands dirty exploring the outdoors.
There are currently four groups in North Wales (see below): Llandegla Watch, Marine Watch, Rhyd Y Creuau Watch and Waunfawr Watch, or you might like to start your own!
Where? Usually meet once a month in Llandegla village hall during the winter months. Monthly outings to nature reserves e.g Coed y Felin and Gronant Dunes in summer.
Contact: Janet Robinson on 01978 790236 or email: email@example.com
Where? The group is based at Lon Cob Bach nature reserve but will be exploring many of the wildlife habitats around Pwllheli.
When? The group will be meeting once a month throughout the year, as a general rule on the first Sunday of the month.
Contact:Laura Jones on 07766315076 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where? Loosely we are based at the Marine Awareness kiosks on the Bangor Pier, however we go where the tides take our fancy!
When? as a general rule we meet on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
Contact: Nia Haf Jones on 01248 351541 or e-mail: email@example.com
Rhyd y Creuau Watch
Where? Based at Rhyd y Creuau the Field Studies Council Centre, Betws Y Coed.
Where? We meet monthly either at Antur Waunfawr or go to nature reserves where we help with practical conservation work
Contact: Anna Williams on 01286-650288 or email: AnnaWilliams@wildlifetrustswales.org
Want to know about all things Watch? Visit the national Wildlife Watch website. You will find lots of fun puzzles and activities, tips on helping the environment, a useful nature diary telling you what to look out for at different times of the year and loads more.
The Wildlife Watch groups are run by dedicated volunteers and operate within a monitored framework of child welfare and safety.
Adults can get involved with Wildlife Watch by becoming a group leader or helper. You don’t need to be an expert you just need to enjoy working with children, have a love of the outdoors, a concern for the environment and tons of enthusiasm!
Local groups are always on the lookout for helpers so get in touch!
Follow these steps if you like to become a helper or leader:
Discovery Session are an opportunity to meet fellow potential leaders, gather information on how Watch works, ask questions, experience some of the games and activities and plan any future Watch activities. You will also learn more about the application process as well as the support and resources available to you as a leader.