Sir Tony Robinson honours Wild Things – Environmental Education in Action
Today, Wednesday 2nd of December 2020), at Stonehenge, television presenter Sir Tony Robinson will unveil a display to celebrate eight “unsung champions of heritage”. The stones will be lit up with images of representatives of eight charities from across the nation, and Wild Things is honoured and delighted to have their Chief Executive, Luke Strachan, featured.
Wild Things is based in Findhorn on the Moray Coast and was formed back in 2003. It brings nature based experiences and environmental education to people from all walks of life and all ages in the local community.
This year saw the launch of its Silver Saplings programme, a unique four-year initiative that improves health and wellbeing in our communities through regular and meaningful interaction with the natural world. Wild Things works to bring intergenerational groups together, from young children, through teenagers, adults and older adults including those who live in care homes. Current restrictions mean they’ve had to adapt their programmes this year but have still managed to work with local schools and Moray Council, bringing outdoor learning to children and sending regular nature activity packs and video content to care homes across Moray and the Highlands.
This programme is principally funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, The Robertson Trust, The Beatrice Partnership Fund and SSEs Highland Community Development Fund to whom Wild Things extends its heartfelt thanks.