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Natural Connections - Community makes a difference

Community and The Conservation Volunteers getting stuck in

Sometimes projects can take a few years to plan.  Planning for our current project at Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve began way back in 2014 and was the original basis of The Conservation Volunteer Community Engagement trainee-ship post.  However things happen, groups disband, ideas sometimes get put on hold and other priorities come to the fore, but these ideas are never quashed. … read more

Sanctuary Scotland helps high school pupils experience nature

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Sanctuary Scotland came out with us recently on a Natural Connections workshop at St Maurice's pond to discover how the towns young people are connecting with nature.  Funding from Sanctuary Scotland has helped purchase tools and PPE for Students which will enable them to continue the legacy of Natural Connections.  … read more

Natural Connections - The story so far, July 2016

Story so far - Natural connections - cover image The natural connections project started in the Summer of 2015 and has just completed its first year so we thought it would be a good time to tell the story so far and show what difference it is making.    … read more

Cumbernauld Living Landscape transforms desk jockeys into Nature Ninjas

Natura Ninja - Louise Smith with Fitbit tracker

Nature Ninjas taking part in conservation work in Cumbernauld burn nearly double the number of active calories compared to a day spent at an office desk.

The Cumbernauld Living Landscape Nature Ninjas volunteer on the first Sunday of every month to help improve three green spaces in Cumbernauld, St Maurice’s Pond, Ravenswood Local Nature Reserve and Cumbernauld Glen Wildlife Reserve.

These volunteers are wearing activity trackers on their wrists to record the amount of steps taken and calories used during work on nature reserves and at public events. Data from the devices revealed that they burn around 1,500 calories and walk an average distance of ten kilometres (six miles) during conservation work, roughly double the amount of active calories used in a normal day at the office.  … read more

Recruiting Now!

VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & EDUCATION INTERN

Do you have a passion for nature and love to communicate with young people?

Are you looking to begin a career in conservation or environmental education?

We need your help with our Natural Connections project to engage young people in Cumbernauld! … read more

Going Wild with Dragons at St Maurice's Pond

IMG_20160702_122709809 web The first weekend in July was a wild one for the Natural Connections team, on Saturday we were Going Wild with Dragons at St Maurice’s Pond and on Sunday we went for a Wild Walk through Cumbernauld Glen with our regular volunteering group.

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Springfling at Palacerigg Country Park

Feeling sheepish after all that chocolate?, Looking for something to do this Easter Monday?

Join us at the Springfling at Palacerigg Country Park

Monday 28th March

12pm - 4pm

Read on to find out more … read more

Programme leaders

Scottish Wildlife Trust   North Lanarkshire Council   Forestry Commission   Central Scotland Green Network  North Lanarkshire Council