Connecting young people with nature is at the core of Generation Green. This funded project provides numerous opportunities to connect young people to nature, through outlets such as:
- volunteering roles
- jobs & training
- online learning
- outdoor experiences
From Caring for Nature residentials to the Wild Skills day visits in North York Moors National Park, the activities encourage and support young people from all over England and Wales to explore, appreciate and learn about nature. Not only are the activities fun and engaging, but they also provide young people with the knowledge of how to connect to nature.
Supporting positive wellbeing
Demonstrated by the five ways to make a stronger connection with nature postcard, this is highly important and beneficial to young people, as connecting to nature has been proven to improve one’s wellbeing. With many young people connecting to nature for the first time, Generation Green is providing young people with positive life-impacting experiences, inspiring them to connect and care for nature. Creating jobs in the green sector and teaching young people the actions and importance of how to connect to nature, not only benefits the individual but benefits the planet.
Promoting equality and diversity
Listening to young people
By Hannah Hughes, Youth Advisory Team
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