One Day Events

Growing Up Wild Conservation Task for Guides

Saturday 25th November 2017

Booking for the Growing up Wild conservation session for Guides on 25th November 2017 is open and places are going fast. The event is organised in conjunction with Surrey Wildlife Trust at their Nower Wood nature reserve, near Leatherhead.

The girls will be carrying out practical conservation tasks involving coppicing hazel, using hand tools, on this special site of ancient woodland. The tasks will be similar to the popular and successful activities carried out at last year’s Growing up Wild event at Norbury Park. Coppicing is a traditional woodland management technique involving cutting down small trees to encourage new growth. The importance of this work to the management of the site and in conserving the countryside and encouraging wildlife will be explained.

There will be two half day sessions for 4O guides on each. You may choose to attend either the morning or the afternoon session. The cost will be £10 each. (Leaders go free), and everyone will receive a special event badge. You will be responsible for arranging your own first aid and transport (parents cars will be fine as there is sufficient parking available at this site).

As we expect several of you gained the conservation paw print badge last year we have not included one in the cost for this event. We do have a few available at last year’s price on a first come first served basis, details available on booking.  Click here to Book