Wilding Campuses collaboration aims to restore nature to education spaces

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A collaboration between the University of Nottingham, Nottingham College and Bluecoat Aspley Academy has been awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for a pilot project aimed at restoring nature into spaces where staff and students work and learn. Biodiversity and healthy ecosystems are crucial for the survival of all life on earth. But nature is under threat, not least in the UK where we are one of the most nature depleted countries in the world. 

The Wilding Campuses project, led by Student’s Organising for Sustainability (SOS-UK), aims to address this by increasing the abundance and diversity of threatened species on and around our campuses. The three urban campuses will work together to boost nature recovery and natural heritage in Nottinghamshire to demonstrate the benefits of this collaborative approach. The project will see campuses committing to changes in land management practices with the introduction of wilder habitats. 

Crucially, this project will also empower students, staff and young people across Nottingham to reconnect with nature and tackle the ecological crisis through practical skills sessions, and engagement, wellbeing activities and biodiversity monitoring.