Our goal is to encourage wildlife awareness amongst children and adults alike
Cathy and Anna have worked in environmental education for many years, both in partnership with Avon Wildlife Trust and independently in schools. We set up My Green World in 2009. In 2016 My Green World started working in partnership with the Forestry Commission at Leigh Woods. We believe that it is extremely important for us all to learn more about the natural world around us and to look after the amazing resources we have on our doorstep as well as across the globe.
I grew up in a city, but with a garden brimming with wildlife and spent many a happy hour catching the newts teeming in our pond. I’m still a bit of a newt freak and one of the best bits of my job is being able to pond dip or do a mini-beast hunt with children and share some amazing facts about the wildlife we find. (Cathy)
My favourite time is being out in the woodland helping others to experience the natural world in a new way. The opportunity to spend time observing wildlife at Leigh Woods and Folly Farm is one I greatly appreciate and I consider myself lucky to work at each site. Being able to pass on my knowledge to others is great – regardless of how young or old they might be – we can always teach them something new! (Anna)
In 2017 we were also joined by Beatrice Rose who now runs Wednesday sessions of Kids in the Woods and sometimes the Thursdays too.
Growing up in he north of Scotland, I spent lots of time exploring the outdoors and playing on the beach. Working as a warden on a nature reserve in Oxfordshire in my twenties made me realise the importance of getting children out in nature as much as possible. And now, I am lucky enough to spend time with children exploring the woods and wilderness and having lots of fun while we do it. (Bea)
Between us we hold licences for Great Crested Newts and Dormice. We are First Aid qualified (including use of defibrillator) and are DBS checked. Anna and Cathy are also Eco-Schools Assessors.