Meet our 2018-2020 board of nature enthusiasts!
In 2018 we recruited 12 young nature enthusiasts to join our Junior Board and offer their opinions and knowledge to our team, for a two year period, to help influence future developments around Pensthorpe. The team met with us approximately 4 times a year and worked on various projects that contributed to enhancing the natural and family-friendly visitor experience.
The meetings offered our Junior Board the chance to come up with event ideas, discuss their favourite things about nature, and ways to encourage more families to spend time outdoors. They agreed that the more people got to understand the natural world, the more likely they would be to want to protect it.
Deb Jordan, owner of Pensthorpe Natural Park, comments: “It’s a delight to see so many passionate and enthusiastic young nature-lovers get together to share ideas and talk about ways to protect the environment.
“At this age these inspiring young people are already making positive changes in their local communities. Encouraging others to see the merits of the natural world is high on their agenda, as is the desire to get more children outside to explore what nature has to offer. We share these values with the group and are excited to see where our future brainstorming sessions will take us!”
Now that their time has come to an end we have said goodbye to the last team of Junior Board members and will be looking to recruit a new team shortly, so watch this space!
Meet the Board of 2018-2020: