the workshop opened my eyes to the world of conservation. I can't wait to get involved - year 10 Student, Wiltshire


Our WildED Programme consists of a series of tailored workshops and student-led activities for students in Key Stages 3, 4 and 5 that take place during one school term. This expedition into the world of conservation gives students the skills and knowledge to lead their own environmental action projects that will have a positive impact on their local area.  WildED consists of: 

1. Inspiring Workshops

3 two-hour workshops run by our team at your school, building environmental knowledge, project management and teamwork skills.

2. Action Project

Student teams apply their learning by taking action on issues they care about, supported by our team, volunteers and their teachers along the way.

3. Perfect the Pitch  

Students show us and their peers what they have achieved during their projects and the impact their actions have had, developing their powers of analysis and presentation skills.  

4. Meet the Experts

Winning teams from several schools battle it out to be crowned WildED victors at our end of term ‘Dragons’ Den’ event, in front of a panel of conservation experts.  

        Action for Conservation has not just inspired our students but has also given them practical ways of acting on their inspiration. Their staff were friendly, engaging and highly effective at communicating the urgency and relevance of environmental conservation

Mr Jones, Brentside High School, Ealing 

        All our students were thoroughly engaged by the stimulating material, style of delivery and fascinating tales. As a result, a number of them are hoping to secure work experience placements in conservation or to pursue work in this important area

Mrs Ryschnovsky, Beaminster School, Dorset


Our team run the WildED Programme in different regions across the UK each school term. We are recruiting schools for the following terms and regions in the coming year:









We are passionate about bringing nature into the lives of all young people, regardless of circumstance. Our WildED programme currently runs in schools in which an average of 49% of pupils are in receipt of pupil premium.


Interested schools will need to be able to:

  • Select 30 students to take part in the programme.

  • Set aside time for students to attend all three workshops and work on their projects in groups.

  • Work closely with the AFC team to mentor and support the students as they plan and lead their projects.

TIMELINE 2020/2021
Autumn Term 2020                        London & South East 
                                                        Manchester & Liverpool
                                                        Bristol & South West 

Spring Term 2021                          London & South East

                                                        Manchester & Liverpool

                                                        Bristol & South West 

Summer Term 2021                       London & South East

                                                        Manchester & Liverpool

                                                        Bristol & South West


...of students more aware of and excited about the role they could play...


... of students better understand what Conservation is, and why it is so important...

...of students know what a career in Conservation looks like...





...of teachers would recommend us to another school...

...of teachers would host us again...


...of teachers thought we linked well to the curriculum...


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WildED is run by our team of young conservationists from across the world who bring their real-world experiences to the classroom and show students what being a conservationist can look like. We train all of our workshop leaders in participatory forms of engagement so that these seasoned conservationists can make the most of the opportunity to communicate their work and experiences.

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Bristol, BS1 6QA

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Manchester, M4 6JG


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