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We have had Bags of Help from Tesco!

We are delighted to be able to announce that we have received £2000 funding from Tesco Forres’ Bags of Help initiative, for our River Findhorn Restoration Project. This really will make a big difference in our community. The project will engage the community in hands-on activities to help restore the local natural environment along the River Findhorn. … Continued

Going Wild and Taking a Step Back to Nature

We were absolutely thrilled to have an article about our Wild Women Day featured in The Northern Scot. We have to say a massive thank you to Jenny Gillies for joining us, we were delighted to read about how much Jenny enjoyed her day, despite the weather conspiring against us! Below is an excerpt from Jenny’s article. Follow the … Continued

The Dreaded Giant Hogweed is Back!

It is that time of year again…..the dreaded Giant Hogweed is upon us! It is time to roll up our sleeves, get outdoors, and get busy digging. We will be meeting every Saturday at Waterford, near Moray Wastebusters, at 10am throughout the Spring and Summer. Local pickups are available and tea, coffee and spades will … Continued

Health and Wellbeing in the Outdoors

A wonderful session today, led by our resident Ethnobotanist, Jennie Martin. Our Health and Wellbeing group were out discovering Winter Tree Identification. The group discovered the remarkable range of characteristics which can be used to identify trees at this time of year. The group were all buoyed by the opportunity to spend the day enjoying … Continued

Winter Tree I.D.

Watch our resident ethnobotanist, Jennie Martin, explain the key features used to identify a Silver Birch tree. If you have ever wanted to learn some techniques for identifying trees without their leaves you can join Jennie on our Winter Tree Walk, on the 5th February. We will explore the woodlands around Findhorn and Moray, learning how … Continued

We are Recruiting!

We are recruiting for a Head of Business Operations! Wild things! Is a successful and ambitious social enterprise, which is currently expanding its reach nationwide and as a result seeking to fill a new full time and permanent, senior management role. This post will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the organisation with regards … Continued

Celebrating 2016!!

Celebrating 2016! Wishing everyone a great Christmas and a fantastic start to the New Year.   May your hearth burn healthy and lang may your lum reek! A huge Thank You to everyone who has made 2016 such a great year at Wild things! To all of our students, freelancers, funders, friends, landowners, incredible team … Continued

Wild Communities

We are super excited to announce that we have been successful in securing a grant from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland! The funding will support our Wild Communities Nature Awareness project, which aims to support the community in and around Forres by helping more people engage in outdoor activities, spend time in our many wonderful … Continued

Mental Health First Aid Essentials

Mental Health First Aid Essentials is a 2-day course designed to help participants better understand mental distress, ‘mental health problems’ and mental illness. It will resolve common misunderstandings and foster respectful, inclusive and supportive responses to those who are unwell or in distress. It aims to equip participants to provide appropriate help and information to … Continued

Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour Level 5

Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour Level 5! We are running an accredited Understanding and Managing Challenging Behaviour training course on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December, from 09:30 – 16:30 each day. The course is being run by Developing Youth Practice. Course participants will receive a little pre course paperwork, a workbook and a practice guide and toolkit. Places are … Continued

Learning Through Nature in Minority Communities

Wild things! is a Scottish charity based in Moray which seeks to overcome educational, social or economic disadvantages through contact with the natural world. Our education programmes and accredited courses have evolved over the past 14 years and to benefit over 13,000 students and carry out essential conservation work, protecting a variety of habitats in … Continued

Fun in the Sun at Coastal Classroom

What a glorious week of sunshine we have had up here on the Moray coast. We have been out with our Coastal Classroom groups exploring rock pools and the incredible biodiversity to be found on our local seashore. Who would want to learn inside in a school classroom on days like these?! If you want … Continued