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Great Big Green Week in the Belfast Hills

Wild Youth has hosted a week-long celebration in recognition of Great Big Green Week. Wild Youth is a joint project between the Belfast Hills Partnership and Ulster Wildlife, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund for Northern Ireland. The Great Big Green Week is a national celebration of community action tackling climate change and nature loss.  The Great Big Green Week took place from 24th September to the 2nd of […]

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We Want You(th)! Trainee Ranger Scheme Opens in Belfast Hills

Belfast Hills Partnership are delighted to announce the return of their FREE Trainee Ranger Scheme this Autumn and are looking for young people between the ages of 18-25 to get involved. Now in its fifth year, the highly successful Trainee Ranger Scheme returns to offer young people between the ages of 18-25 an opportunity to gain practical experience in the environmental sector. It is about improving the health and wellbeing […]

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Belfast’s First ‘Super-sized’ Nature Reserve

Ulster Wildlife are set to expand Slievenacloy Nature Reserve into a new ‘super-sized’ nature reserve – equivalent to about 480 football fields – to help boost biodiversity and reverse nature’s decline. The move by local nature conservation charity Ulster Wildlife sees the expansion of its existing Slievenacloy Nature Reserve by 52% to 258 hectares, with the purchase of an additional 133 hectares of adjacent land. Slievenacloy Nature Reserve is a […]

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Kids challenge us to Keep the Belfast Hills Beautiful

Sad, angry, worried, unhappy and want to cry – these are just some of the words used by our local young people when asked how litter and fly-tipping in the Belfast Hills makes them feel. For too long our beautiful Belfast Hills have suffered from the blight of a few thoughtless people who use this wonderful natural asset of Belfast as a personal dumping ground. Whether ditching their take-away and […]

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Young, Wild & Well!

5,000 young people from disadvantaged areas in North and West Belfast are set to benefit from spending time outdoors in nature to help recover from the challenges of the pandemic, in a new youth project led by the Belfast Hills Partnership and Ulster Wildlife.     Launched today (7th February) to mark Children’s Mental Health Week, ‘Wild Youth’ will put young people aged 11 to 25 in touch with local green spaces in the Belfast […]

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The Future’s Bright

Bright Green – with thousands of trees planted! The Belfast Hills Partnership has been celebrating it’s work with local young people through the creation of a new woodland in the Belfast Hills. A total of 13,000 trees have been planted – one for every young person who has taken part in the project over the past 6 years. The Belfast Hills Partnership was one of 31 projects across the UK […]

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Outdoor Learning Resources – Primary

Download our resource packs, Litter Legends and Marvellous Minibeasts, in order to engage young learners in outdoor education. You can watch the accompanying videos on our YouTube channel and complete the fun and informative activities within the packs. These resources directly link to the NI Primary Curriculum for Key Stages 1&2 through the World Around Us, helping children develop an awareness of themselves, their place in the world and the […]

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Trainee Ranger Scheme 2021

The news is currently filled with stories of job losses, mental health issues and concerns for young people’s wellbeing in the wake of Covid19 – to help counter this the Belfast Hills Partnership are offering a FREE environmental sector training programme for young people aged 18 – 24, with no experience necessary. The Trainee Ranger scheme, now in its fourth year, is about improving the health and wellbeing of those […]

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Belfast Hills Youth Ranger

We’re delighted to announce the second year of this important youth volunteer role in the Belfast Hills! As a Belfast Hills Youth Ranger, you will be assigned your own site in the hills to help look after. This will involve you walking your site and submitting a report each month. By reporting any issues or points of interest, you will be helping site managers and the Belfast Hills Partnership (BHP) […]

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Environmental Careers Festival 19th – 26th April 2021

With the climate crisis such a pressing concern for everyone across the globe, the demand for people with the skills and enthusiasm to protect the environment will only grow and grow. To give young people an awareness of the types of environmental jobs and organisations that are out there, along with employability tips, the Belfast Hills Partnership are delivering an Environmental Careers Festival from the 19th – 26th April.   […]

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