Lifelong Learning at Saltholme offers events and activities that encourage people’s enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of wildlife.
Even though it is surrounded by industry, Saltholme, the wildlife reserve and discovery park, is bustling with wildlife. A nature reserve run by volunteers and staff who are passionate about their work, it is a unique place in many ways.
Lifelong Learning at Saltholme set out three years ago with a mission to preserve and promote the wildlife of Teeside. By holding groups every month where people can take part in hands-on conservation activities, the project creates a sense of ownership amongst its visitors. It enables them to feel part of the progress and survival of Saltholme by re-connecting them with nature. From foxes to lambs, dragonflies to seals, Saltholme always impresses its visitors with the wide range of wildlife on their doorstep.
Hannah, Wild Guide volunteer at Saltholme since March, says: “Wild Guiding has been an amazing experience; it’s the freedom that children have to explore the wildlife in our discovery zone that is just so good. As Wild Guides we facilitate learning, and the excitement and enthusiasm everyone shows for finding out about wild things is really brilliant.'
Lifelong Learning at Saltholme won Best Education Project in the 2012 National Lottery Awards.
- @RSPBSaltholme wow I'm the 500,000 visitor to this amazing organisation at the heart of Teesside! Amazing staff and visitor experience
- Our resident blackbird and starlings do not get on... @wildlife_uk @RSPBSaltholme t.co/wzDSzetNff
- Have you been to one of our free guided walks around Saltholme yet? Come along today at 12.30 for fun facts and more. t.co/icu7WPqNtA
- The team at Saltholme have been getting ready for some new families arriving on the reserve! t.co/VSmMFUHfXw
- Pop along to Saltholme today at 12.30 for a guided walk across our reserve with fun facts, history and more! t.co/aHgmkJfoLz