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Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust (CIO)

Biodiversity and climate change

SBBOT is seeking funds to purchase information boards and quiz equipment for a nature trail to make visiting our nature reserves more educational and fun for all visitors, but especially young people.

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About this cause

Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Trust monitors the wildlife of and conserves a unique stretch of coastal dunes, wetlands and grassland in East Kent and educates young people and others about nature and environmental conservation. For over 60 years we have been helping shape the landscape of Sandwich Bay to make it better for wildlife and better for people, by monitoring wildlife and enhancing our nature reserves whilst educating both young and old in the joys of nature. The Observatory Trust is committed to its educational and outreach role, and there has been a marked increase in activities in these areas, working with local schools, colleges and universities, as well as the wider community. Links to other conservation bodies have also been strengthened.

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How this cause brings people in the community together

Our project will help visitors, especially young people, learn about and protect local biodiversity. It is well established that children who live near and spend more time in nature experience greater wellbeing and have better social skills. Our nature trail will run through several small reserves managed with the aim of increasing diversity and conserving threatened species. By setting up exciting activities and providing other opportunities for young people and adults to better explore our reserves, we encourage visitors to get out of their cars and to walk and learn about the impact they have on nature. The nature trail and information boards will encourage people to participate, linger and learn and will also support school visits, wildlife clubs and our Walks & Talks programme.