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It’s a win for wildlife education!

Winners of the Environmental and Sustainability Award at Milton Keynes Education Awards, The Parks Trust, are delighted to be recognised for their outstanding environmental education work locally.

The award is credit to the Trust’s remarkable Outdoor Learning team, who engaged almost 20,000 MK residents in environmental education last year, of which 13,400 were primary and secondary students from 72 schools across the city. The team provide more than 30 different curriculum-linked sessions for local schools, primarily held in local parks, and covering topics such as Environmental Heroes, Life of Plants, Wild Wellbeing, and River Explorers.

Additional projects involve local children too, such as the recent initiative to create Middleton Wood Meadow. This project was made possible thanks to the commitment of Parks Trust volunteers, Community Trees MK, and more than 800 local school children, who together planted 2,480 trees! It not only provided hands-on environmental experience but also instilled a lasting sense of achievement and connection to the local natural environment.

Sarah Griffiths, Outdoor Learning & Interpretation Manager at The Parks Trust, says “An essential pillar of the Trust’s work is sharing knowledge about the environment, to inspire communities to care for nature - especially younger generations. This award is a huge credit to our team and volunteers, who we are so very proud of.”

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