The Trust is actively involved in environmental education within
the community, stimulating greater interest in British wildlife and countryside
issues. It also promotes enjoyment of the countryside and generates greater awareness of
its importance. Volunteers can get involved in practical conservation projects that
are of direct benefit to the countryside and its wildlife.
A range of practical, academic
& fun activities are available so that people of all ages and abilities can get
||The Young Ranger's Club
An after -school activity club for 8-14 year olds interested in wildlife
& conservation. The Trust holds regular meetings of the Young Ranger's Club at
the Woodland Education Centre. Children get hands-on practical experience in a broad
range of topics including nest box making, bone study, shelter building and
exploring. More information here.
||Family Activity Days
Usually held weekly during the school holidays, countryside Family Activity
Days are education-based for children, but with the emphasis on fun! So far,
activity days have involved treasure hunts, rock pooling on the seashore and watching for
wildlife at night, amongst many others. Family Activity Days make an ideal "day
out". There is usually a small charge made per child. Keep an eye
on our "What's On" pages for the dates of our next
series of Family Activity Days.
many years, volunteers have done much of the hard manual work involved in clearance of
thick rhododendron jungle at the Woodland Education Centre. The Trust continues to
restore and conserve valuable wildlife habitats at the Woodland Education Centre.
Volunteers have played an essential role in the hard practical work of this habitat restoration. Amongst others, projects have included
the Wetland Project, the Leat Project and the Woodland Project.
Maintenance of habitats is always on-going and
volunteers continue to assist with this vital work.
Many of the volunteers have been Learning Disability
clients. The work they have done has not only encouraged a better quality of life
for them through improving their independance and self esteem, but it has also allowed
them to put something back into the community.
The Trust often visits local schools and organisations to give illustrated
talks on environmental subjects. These include the work done at the Woodland
Education Centre, ecology, wildlife conservation and biodiversity.
If you would like the Trust to give a talk to your
school or organisation, please email us.
organised groups visit the Woodland Education Centre for environmental education and
recreation, including primary, secondary and tertiary school groups, the Womens Institute,
The Royal Forestry Society, Girl Guides and Scouts. Other group visits to the
Woodland Education Centre are organised by Offwell Environment Link.
If you would like to book a visit for your group, please email
||Walks & Courses
A whole range of wildlife & countryside courses
are provided to suit all ages and abilities. The courses have been designed for those with
a broad interest in nature who would like to know more. Most take place at the
Woodland Education Centre in East Devon, England. A number of walks are organised by
Offwell Environment Link. Check our "What's On"
diary for details of future events.
Environment Link (OEL) are a separate community support group of the Offwell Woodland &
OEL organises special events such as moth
evenings, badger watching, toad watching, fungus forays, botany walks, dragonfly stalking
and bird watching, many of which are held at the Woodland Education Centre. More here.
Check our "What's On" diary for details of future OEL events.