Are you a young nature lover?

If yes, then have a look at the many events and opportunities we sponsor. Start your adventure.

Whether you are hoping to make a career out of your passion for nature or just want to extend your network of friends and like minded individuals, below is a list of events and offers that the Trust sponsor.

Scholarships

Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bird Event

Where: New York
When: 25 June 2020
Closing date: 14 February 2020
Ages: 16 to 18

This annual Young Birders Weekend brings teenagers together who have a passion for birds and who are interested in pursuing a career in this field.
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Groups and Memberships

Free HOS Membership

Where: Hampshire
Ages: 21 and below

Free membership is available to young birders aged 21 or below who are in full time education if they go birding in Hampshire or are from Hampshire and away at university
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Young Naturalists Group

Where: New Forest, Hampshire
Ages: 13 to 17

This group meets every last Sunday of the month at their Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve in Ringwood, on the edge of the New Forest.
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Camps

New Forest Wildlife Camp

Where: Hampshire
When: 22 May 2020
Ages: 12 to 17

A three-day wildlife nature camp
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BTO Bird Camp

Where: Thetford, Norfolk
When: 22 May 2020
Ages: 12 to 18

A three-day camp for budding young ornithologists
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Spring Reserve Expert Primary

Where: Lyndon Nature Reserve, Rutland
When: 26 May 2020
Ages: 9 to 11

A one-day camp studying the Osprey. It is aimed at primary school children
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Spring Reserve Expert Secondary

Where: Lyndon Nature Reserve, Rutland
When: 27 May 2020
Ages: 11 to 16

A one-day camp for secondary school children which focuses on the Osprey
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Spring Reserve Expert Secondary Experienced

Where: Lyndon Nature Reserve, Rutland
When: 28 May 2020
Ages: 11 to 16

A one-day camp focusing on the Osprey. This is aimed at secondary school children who have experience in nature pursuits
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Summer Reserve Expert Primary

Where: Lyndon Nature Reserve, Rutland
When: 28 July 2020
Ages: 9 to 11

A one-day camp studying the Osprey. It is aimed at primary school children
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Summer Reserve Expert Secondary

Where: Lyndon Nature Reserve, Rutland
When: 29 July 2020
Ages: 11 to 16

A one-day camp for secondary school children focusing on the Osprey
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Summer Reserve Expert Secondary Experienced

Where: Lyndon Nature Reserve, Rutland
When: 30 July 2020
Ages: 11 to 16

A one-day camp focusing on the Osprey. This is aimed at  secondary school children who have experience in nature pursuits
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Young Leaders Course with BTO

Where: Spurn Bird Observatory in East Yorkshire
When: 11 August 2020
Ages: 16 to 25

A four-day Young Leaders course organised by the British Trust for Ornithology.
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Competitions

Primary School Art Competition

Where: Winchester
When: 11 March 2020
Closing date: 1 March 2020
Ages: 7 to 12

We are looking for talented young artists to enter our Winchester Primary School’s Art Competition. The theme is British Wildlife 
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Wildlife Walks

Bespolka Walk for Wildlife

Where: London
When: 5 April 2020
Ages: 12 to 18

Join Young Ambassador Arjun Dutta  for the 'Bespolka Walk for Wildlife' in London. Walk starts at 9.45am and finishes at 4pm. 

Details to follow. This date may change to 7 April
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Bespolka Walk for Wildlife

Where: Pulborough
When: 15 April 2020
Ages: 12 to 18

Join Young Ambassador Mya Bambrick for a wildlife walk at RSPB Pulborough Brooks. Experience Spring birding at its best with like-minded young people. Walk begins at 10am and ends at 1pm. 
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Talks

London National Park City Gathering

Where: Christopher Ingold Theatre, UCL. London
When: 29 February 2020
Ages: All ages

Join our Young Ambassadors Kabir Kaul and Arjun Dutta at this prestigious event. Kabir has been asked to curate the afteroon session and Arjun will be delivering a talk on youth conservation and the Trust.
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Become a Young Ambassador

Do you think you have what it takes to be a young Ambassador? We will be publishing details of how you can join the programme very shortly. 

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