Welcome to Project: WILD C.I.C.

Project: WILD C.I.C. is a not-for-profit social enterprise dedicated to addressing declining biodiversity and mental illness in young people. We do this by engaging young people with the natural world on their doorstep.

Schools and Group Workshops

We run a range of different activities and workshops for schools and youth groups from wildlife experiences, life science national curriculum lessons and team building activities.

Project: WILD Web Series

We have been working on an edutainment wildlife series all about our secretive and under-represented species, which will soon be ready to release!

Ecological Surveys

Our expert team set up, manage and conduct ecological surveys on key sites to monitor the populations of some of our most threatened wildlife.

Who Are We?

Project: WILD C.I.C is fast becoming a key pioneer in merging ecological conservation, youth education and mental health support into one wildly successful service which is making a lasting difference. By investing every penny into meeting our environmental and community aims, with the generosity of our fantastic team of energetic and enthusiastic volunteers, partner organisations, and benefactors, we are able to facilitate those we work with and their local wild spaces to meet their true potential.

Our Impact

young people reached through our workshops

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of young people enjoyed our workshops

rating by staff on facilitator subject knowledge and delivery

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of staff said they would like us to deliver more workshops

Testimonials

“Every child I have asked has been full of enthusiasm about your visit into their class. Both teachers and pupils have enjoyed the format of the sessions, the verbal and hands on, all of which have extended their knowledge of these animals and how they can help animals all over the world and especially those in their environment. Children have told me it was “10/10”, “A-star (A*)” and “The best thing ever!”, all of which I feel needed to be shared with you.”

Carla Cox
Head Teacher, Wistow Parochial CofE Primary School

“It is just a joy to fund projects like this that make such a lasting difference. The energy and enthusiasm of the staff and volunteers of Project: WILD has made everything such a growing success that we’re now talking to them about “we need more and we want it now”. Brilliant!”

Chris Hailey-Norris
Development Officer, Selby District Eastern CEF

“Absolutely brilliant. Really engaging delivery of sessions and also assemblies. Our students have really benefitted from this. We would love to do more work with you! Thanks so much Nick.”

David Sladen
Head of Geography, Barlby High School

Staff Feedback

(Average scores out of 10, as rated by 50 members of staff across 10 schools and 2 youth groups)

  • Class Enjoyment and Engagement: 9.6/10
  • Subject Knowledge and Delivery: 9.8/10
  • Activity Alignment and Relevant LO’s: 9.5/10
  • Communication with the class: 9.6/10
  • Class benefit from the session: 9.7/10
  • Fun, effective & appropriate activities: 9.7/10

Latest

Winter Activity Pack

This activity pack aims to inspire young people to remain actively engaged with our WILD spaces even during the cold winter months! Don’t worry though – most of the activities in this pack can be done all year-round! So even though it’s spring, there are still loads of great crafts, games, experiments and other activities in this activity pack for you to enjoy! 

 

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Newsletter

Check out the articles from our most recent newsletter to find out what we are getting up to, what we are working on and what new insights we have to share! From Simplified Science and Creature Features, to Competitions and Seasonal Activities, this really does include a bit of everything, and you wouldn’t want to miss out!

 

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Competition

Whether it’s photography, poetry, art work or something else, we always have a competition on the go! We are currently running the Summer 2021 Nature Photography competition, open for young people aged 3-21. Find out all the details by clicking the button below.

 

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