The Belfast Hills Partnership youth team can provide nature inspired sessions for young people in and around the Belfast Hills…

Early Years & Primary

Our Environmental Engagement Officer Laura, can offer outdoor learning sessions to all ages, including primary school learners. This programme is funded by the Ernest Cook Trust and the National Lottery Heritage Fund NI. These sessions can be delivered on a site in the Belfast Hills or within your own school grounds. Activities can include pond dipping, bug hunts, nature games, walk & talks, orienteering, biodiversity surveys and much more. Get in touch with Laura for more information – [email protected]

11-25 year olds

The Belfast Hills Partnership and Ulster Wildlife have joined forces to deliver an exciting new Youth Programme called ‘Wild Youth’. It will deliver wild wellbeing sessions for 11 – 25 year olds in and around the Belfast Hills, using nature as a tool to connect with young people and increase their physical and mental health, incorporating the 5 ways to wellbeing.

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, young people will acquire skills such as bush craft, orienteering, geocaching, and practical conservation like tree planting and surveying wildlife and will have the chance to gain accreditations and awards. There’ll also be opportunities for older teens and early 20s to train and volunteer as Wild Youth Leaders or Wild Youth Rangers working alongside staff, boosting their employability and work skills. An online community will also be established for young people to engage with the project and share their interests, ideas, views and achievements. Get in touch with Patricia, our Outreach Officer for more information – [email protected] or check out the Wild Youth section of our website for more information…https://belfasthills.org/projects/wild-youth/