A world of opportunity

The Cameron Bespolka Trust is dedicated to providing events and opportunities for young people with an interest in nature and conservation  

Whether you are hoping to make a career out of your passion for the natural world 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.

Unfortunately many of our events have had to be cancelled because of the spread of coronavirus. We hope everything will be back to normal soon.

Competitions

WildArt Competition

Where: UK
When: 28 November 2020
Closing date: 28 August 2020
Ages: 8-18

The Art Competition is now closed. Results will be released soon.
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Fundraising

Royal Parks Half Marathon

Where: London
When: 11 April 2021
Closing date: 19 February 2021
Ages: All ages

Sign up to run the Royal Parks have marathon and raise funds for the Trust
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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

BTO Bird Camp

Where: Thetford, Norfolk
When: 22 May 2020
Closing date: 29 March 2020
Ages: 12 to 18

This event has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus
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New Forest Wildlife Camp

Where: Hampshire
When: 22 May 2020
Closing date: 20 March 2020
Ages: 12 to 17

This event has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus
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Spring Reserve Expert Primary

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

This event has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus

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

This event has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus

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

This event has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus

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

This event has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus. 

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

This event has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus 

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

This event has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus

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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BTO Young Leaders

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

This event has been cancelled due to the spread of coronavirus

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

 

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. 

Young Ambassadors