Working with Nature

The need for these projects is to connect to urban adults but especially urban young people with their local nature and to engage them in environmental education. Teaching practical skills to preserve various areas of wildlife while educating people regarding what important species are in their local nature areas (this is overlooked by the majority of people living in urban areas) and why it is important to protect these areas for wildlife.

Through working with schools, community groups & local authorities Embrace has built a network of organisations involving their members/students in nature conservation activities. We have found a real need for more activities involving young people & adults.

Working with Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Colleges and Youth Groups

Most Embrace free environmental education activities are tailor made for each school, youth organisation or College depending on their individual requirements. These environmental education activities can be tied to curriculum studies or can just be fun activities. Our activities aim to encourage students/ members to learn about their local environment and use their local green spaces. Depending on the activity and size of the group our project manager shall also supply all the required equipment and organise DBS checked volunteers to help run the activity. Activities can be done at a local park or at the participating partner’s centre / school. Embrace also has experience of working with students with learning difficulties & physical disabilities.

Working with Community Groups

Through this project Embrace can work with community groups to run joint practical nature conservation and environmental education activities. We can help supervise and organise teams of corporate volunteers / Embrace volunteers to work at partner sites. Plus we are also interested in working with partners to develop grant-funding bids for joint future projects. Plus we are happy to talk to find out if there are other ways we can help.

Heritage Projects

These projects increase awareness of the historic and natural heritage of urban green spaces and the local area surrounding them. Historic heritage research techniques are taught in order to preserve the heritage of these sites for future generations. In the past 6 years, Embrace Cooperation Ltd has run 3 very successful Heritage Lottery projects focusing on the natural heritage of the respective sites.

These Project help to connect people to their local nature sites and inform them about their local historic and natural heritage. Through these projects volunteers have created films, booklets and guided walks for people to use after the project was finished.