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Isle of Wight

We run a small nature reserve at Blackwater where we work with all community groups. We have several education and support programs that cover the national curriculum for primary schools, Home Educators, college students, unemployed and other vulnerable people - Our amazing volunteers help us to manage the nature reserve.  We are a place for parents who want to spend quality time with their children. We love what we do

 

 

STOP PRESS

 Give 50 or more to receive this mounted A3 print created by watercolour artist Angela Hewitt

 

or become a "Friend" of Naturezones - see below

or Donate 5 - see below right

 

 FRIENDS of Naturezones support our important work

 

Friendships

Click here for details of Friendship schemes PDFfile

NOW OPEN TO VISITORS

Weekends  and Thursday 10.30 - 4 pm

Entrance into reserve 3.50 donation includes CUPPA AND CAKE

Explore the nature reserve and learn about nature.  Do a quiz and win a wise owl badge

Discover how to create a wild flower patch

Buy an unusual gift in the nature shop

Bring your camera, binoculars, sketch pad

 .....AND NATURE GIFTS

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enter PLANT NATIVE site here

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More good News for Naturezones

Heritage Lottery Grant now approved for Transitional Funding

We have been awarded 28,000 to help develop our self-funding ambitions. The grant  will include advice from experts. Research into other similar organisations, financial support to make us more regularly accessible to the community, set up a young directors scheme and further training for volunteers and session workers. This is a massive step forward for us. it will bring us into the mainstream of The Island's natural history education and give us future sustainability for the posterity of our organisation. We are very excited that the world famous Wild Fowl and Wetland Trust (WWT) will be our main advisors.

Project manager Angela Hewitt said "Sir Peter Scott has been the main influence behind the creation of Naturezones and it is a dream come true to be working with the WWT.

New Education Centre - The Planning Department have approved our application for a new Education Centre and workshop. This will allow us to run indoor activities, lectures and workshops during the winter. Our normal outdoor activities are still the mainstay of our ethos but this small expansion makes us available to more communities. We now have the grand task of fund raising.

YOUNG DIRECTORS scheme

The launch of this new scheme for people aged 16 - 24 yrs takes place at the Medina College Volunteers Fair on Tuesday 8th November

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Springwatch. Do Something Great

Become a volunteer at Naturezones

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Drop in on Nature

Awards for All, run by the Big Lottery Fund has granted us 8,000 to run drop in sessions for parts of the community that are disadvantaged. The elderly and infirm, people with health problems and dementia, carers and the cared for, children with their grandparents and the  elderly who are isolated . The grant has afforded a path way for wheelchair access, seating for resting points around the nature reserve and materials for craft activities and nature observation

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Naturezones  - The Video Story so Far .

 

DEMONSTRATION OF HAY MAKING USING A TWO WHEEL TRACTOR, POWER SCYTHE AND MINI HAY BALER - Video is at bottom of page for courses/workshops

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Supporting each other

The Red Squirrel Trust

We sell their squirrel feeders and Dreys

Notice Board

Directions to Naturezones can be found on the MAP page

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NEW - Nature Nymphs sessions

Commence Thursday 27th April 10am - 12ish

Must Book

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NEW - School Visits

Reduced fee for first 10 schools to book for this year. Go to schools page for more information

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GROUP VISITS

Walk and Talk - Arty Birthday Parties

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ARTY- ACTIVITY BIRTHDAY PARTIES FOR ADULTS

please go to

courses and workshops

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"Shades of Green" Refreshments  Thursday and weekends 

10.30am  - 4pm

coffee, tea, hot chocolate, scones, and cake

Also Native Species plants for sale

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FUND RAISING

We need to raise 15,000 for our New Education Centre. Your support will be greatly appreciated

Please donate 5.00 and get a pack of 3 Angela Hewitt Design cards

THANK YOU

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NEW

Thursday ART Club for adults

and

Brush With Nature art club for young families on Thursday 10.30 - 12'ish

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Children's Parties on the Isle of Wight

5 - 8 years. We provide two and half hours of nature-explorer activities.  Minimum 10 children. Parents provide birthday cake

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WANTED

VOLUNTEER WARDEN/S Weekends 10.30 to close

Also needed......

Conservation Volunteers wanting to get fit. Help to manage our lovely nature reserve. Wednesday 10am - 3pm, Thursday and weekends 10.30am  - 3pm

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Meadow Growing Instructions (pdf file)

Native Species Plants now available from our Blackwater Centre. also of local provenance hay/yellow rattle seed 3.00, Bluebell seed 4.00 and a wide range wildflower seed and mixes for various soils from 3.00 pkt

Open Wednesday 10am - 3pm Thursday and weekends 10.30 - 5pm until clocks go back then 10.30 - 3.30 pm

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TALK/PRESENTATION

Please contact Angela if your organisation would like to hear one of Angela's visually supported talks "Naturezones - Beginnings" or "How to Create a Wild flower Area"

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Green Girls and Gals

Conservation Club

Wide range of seasonal activities - learn about conservation while caring for a small nature reserve (school leavers to senior citizens)

 next dates....

Every wednesday

www.greengirls.org.uk

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save the bees - save the world !!

THE WELL-BEING OF THE PLANET IS CRUCIAL TO THE WELL BEING OF THE HUMAN RACE