People don't always think of it but Croydon is one of London's greenest boroughs and we have amazing parks and woodlands all around us. How often do we get out into them? Why is it that people from BAME communities traditionally access them less than other communities?
Wild in the City! is partnering with Croydon BME Forum to run Nature Connectors, starting next week to explore these question and get more people into nature.
It's an opportunity to be part of a group of people exploring potential barriers to accessing green and wild spaces for people from BAME backgrounds, and overcoming them through fun and informal outdoor experiences.
Over 6 short day sessions you'll learn, and have a laugh in the great outdoors - walking, sharing food around the fire, making crafts with natural materials.
The course is free and will run from 10:00 am til 14:45 on consecutive Fridays from 22nd September in parks all over the Borough.
We pay travel expenses!
We'll give people the skills and confidence to go out and enjoy nature in Croydon's beautiful parks and woodlands and then pass on that confidence and those skills to their friends, families, neighbours and communities.
Sturdy footwear and waterproofs supplied, plus free organic snacks and plenty of tea and talk over the camp-fire.
Please join us, we have 7 places left and would love to have you on board!
If you're interested, or just want to know more, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org