RSPB hosts nature-based activity day with Girlguiding Anglia

Ann Favell

Tuesday 3 May 2022

RSPB hosts nature-based activity day with Girlguiding Anglia

Great fun was had by all this weekend, as Girlguiding Anglia visited RSPB Rainham Marshes for a fun nature focused activity day. A total of 80 young members aged 5 to 10, from both Girlguiding Anglia, and Girlguiding LaSER (London and South-East Region) who joined in on the day, got hands-on with nature at this event as part of a special partnership between the RSPB and Girlguiding.

Fun and engaging wildlife activities included:

  • Pond dipping, offering an opportunity to get up close with fascinating creatures of the deep using dipping nets
  • Walking nature trails along the River Thames to explore and discover the varied habitats and wildlife living in and along the riverbed
  • Minibeast hunt, to search for and identify insects using magnifying glasses and spotter sheets

These engaging activities offered the groups a chance to learn about wildlife and the nature reserve from experts, sparking their natural curiosity whilst learning about the natural world.

The activity marked the central point of a special partnership between Girlguiding Anglia and the RSPB, which will run until the end of 2022.

The partnership is delivering more opportunities for Girlguiding groups to learn about, experience and support nature through downloadable activity packs and badges earned through nature focused sessions delivered by Girlguiding leaders, and visits to RSPB nature reserves.

The Girlguiding Anglia partnership builds upon previous work with Girlguiding LaSER, who have successfully collaborated with the RSPB to increase opportunities for young women and girls to interact with, enjoy and learn about nature since 2015.

Yvonne Hunt, RSPB Youth Partnerships Officer said: “It’s incredibly important that we nurture young people’s connection with the natural world, and events like this fun activity day at Rainham Marshes are one way to do that. We hope the Girlguiding members who attended will feel inspired to care about and be champions for nature in the future. We look forward to continuing this successful and growing partnership with Girlguiding Anglia, and watching it go from strength to strength.”

Girlguiding Region Chief Commissioner, Tracy Foster said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with another event at one of the many RSPB reserves across our region. Exploring nature and having fun outdoors are two of the fabulous parts of guiding we can enjoy at Rainham.

For more information about Girlguiding Anglia and the partnership go to: www.girlguiding-anglia.org.uk

 

Interviews and further information

To request an interview or further information about the RSPB and Girlguiding Anglia partnership, please contact EngMediaEnquiries@rspb.org.uk 

 

 

Last Updated: Wednesday 4 May 2022

Tagged with: Country: England Topic: Learn about wildlife Topic: Activities for children Topic: Getting involved Topic: Joining Topic: People Topic: Teaching Topic: Youth Topic: Rainham Marshes