Education Volunteers Awarded National Accreditation

Volunteer Education Rangers have been recognised for their hard work at Gosforth Nature Reserve with a Learning Outside the Classroom Accreditation Quality Badge.

Gosforth Nature Reserve is a fantastic resource for school and community youth groups to learn outdoors about the natural world. Young people have been given the opportunity to take part in bird watching, pond dipping, mini beast hunting and camera trapping. This allows them to explore and develop skills in all aspects of natural history.

To support this, 20 Volunteer Education Rangers lead inspiring sessions both outdoors and in our new Field Studies Room. The sessions for schools are expertly planned and reviewed by Outdoor Education Officer, Julie.

We are proud to announce that the education programme at Gosforth Nature Reserve has been approved for ‘Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.’ The Badge is a nationally recognised award, managed and developed by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. This means that the education program at Gosforth Nature Reserve provides high quality and safe learning.

We are delighted to receive this accreditation to showcase the hard work of our volunteers. Are you part of a school or youth group and are interested in visiting Gosforth Nature Reserve? You can find more information and book your session here.  

Julie Ross
Outdoor Education Officer

Julie is responsible for delivering NHSN’s How to be a North East Young Naturalist project, working closely with local schools to provide educational activities, carry out school visits and provide opportunities for children to learn about, experience and enjoy the natural world.

She also leads the education programme at Gosforth Nature Reserve.