Our goal is to encourage wildlife awareness amongst children and adults alike
My Green World was established in 2009 by Cathy Mayne and Anna Stevens working at the Avon Wildlife Trust’s Folly Farm Centre in Somerset. In 2016 My Green World also started working in partnership with the Forestry England at Leigh Woods just outside Bristol. 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.
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 as well as teaching on our regular schools’ programmes.
Growing up in the 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)
We are First Aid qualified (including use of defibrillator) and DBS checked.