Inspiring tomorrow's wildlife champions
The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) works in a wide range of ways to teach children (and adults) about the natural world to ensure that wildlife remains a pririority for future generations. We offer opportunities for people young and old to become enthused and informed about wildlife through our events, our schools programme and right here on our website.
BBOWT has an environmental education centre in each of our three counties. The centres are wonderful places for children to learn about our natural world. They provide indoor and outdoor facilities for our education sessions for schools and wildlife-rich venues for family events.
Each centre runs a range of outdoor learning programmes for different age groups.
Find our centre nearest you
Our Family Watch membership is specially designed to provide resources and opportunities for children and their families.
Members receive exclusive fun-filled magazines, wildlife posters, stickers and invitations to our special members' events. Explore the natural world as part of the UK's leading environmental action club for kids.
Learn more about Family Watch
Do you want to lead your own educational visit to one of our nature reserves? Please contact us so we can help you get the most out of your visit with extra information about the site, including health and safety issues. You can also help us protect any sensitive areas of the site.
Schools and other groups can also borrow pond dipping and mini-beast equipment.
We run a calendar of great days out and fascinating talks for wildlife enthusiasts.
We also run events that will introduce your children to the natural world and give them opportunities to follow their enthusiasm for wildlife. Sign up for our family newsletter to receive regular updates about school half term and holiday events.
Find an event for your family
Why not 'Go Wild' in your school grounds with your local Wildlife Trust?
Our popular workshops are run by knowledgeable environmental educators who are experts in making outdoor learning enjoyable, exciting and fun. They aim to inspire your children to become budding nature enthusiasts and future wildlife caretakers...
Book a visit to your school
We provide courses and training for adults to help them learn more about wildlife and its conservation.
Our traineeships can give you the experience you need to launch a career in conservation.
One of the best ways to learn about the habitats and species of the three counties is to help look after them as a BBOWT volunteer.
Volunteer with BBOWT
If you are a student in an environmental or conservation field of study you can undertake applied ecology research on our reserves.
You will have opportunities to have a direct impact on our conservation work and to present data to the conservation movement.
A variety of projects are available for students.
Our research opportunities
BBOWT is piloting a heathland education project with six schools and children’s clubs near Wildmoor Heath in Berkshire. Introductory classroom sessions will be followed by outdoor site visits with hands-on activities, such as survey work.
Our heathland resources for pupils and teachers are available to everyone.
Go to our Thames Basin Heath education project page