WildWise Enterprises CIC

WildWise Events Ltd is a long established provider of outdoor education and nature connection events for adults, children and young people.

We recently created a new community interest company, WildWise Enterprises CIC, to expand and scale up our provision of nature-based mentoring and training programmes, and to secure funding to make them more accessible not only to a greater number of people but also to a wider audience.  By specifically targeting those groups of people who are less likely to consider nature connection programmes or less likely to access them for cultural or socio-economic reasons we hope to increase the impact of our work and to impart the benefits more widely.
 
What we’ll do
Why we’ll do it
Develop programmes for 12-16 year olds that support boys and girls to cross this vital life threshold in a supported and mentored way using nature-based practices. These programmes include nature-based experiential learning, skills development from the bushcraft and fieldcraft syllabus plus mentoring and coaching support. 
For more info see our Youth Programmes page
There is increasing evidence of the rising pressure on young people that is manifesting in complex physical and mental well-being challenges. At the same time there is also evidence that modern, nature-based rites of passage programmes can offer a vital support through this life transition. WildWise Enterprises now seeks to extend the benefits of these programmes to communities who might otherwise not find them accessible for financial or cultural reasons.
Develop programmes for 16-25 year olds to support and nurture young people through this life transition. The programmes are a curated experience that includes deep ecology, natural science, movement practice, camp and bushcraft, nature awareness, reflective journaling, storytelling, poetry, ceremony and creative writing.
For more info see our Youth Programmes page
The world is changing fast and the challenges are mounting for young people to develop resilience and forge pathways into an increasingly uncertain future. The possibilities for making a difference and leading an extraordinary life, however, have never been greater. Our programmes will galvanize the potential for wholehearted and purposeful engagement with life and society and help steer a clearer course through the moral maze of career choices and vocational aspirations. WildWise Enterprises now seeks to extend the benefits of these programmes to communities who might otherwise not find them accessible for financial or cultural reasons.
Develop community leadership programmes that inspire and empower people to become nature connection leaders and mentors within their community. Our programmes empower and support people to become ambassadors for a new way of connecting to people and planet within their community. The programmes include deep ecology, earth education, fieldcraft, bushcraft, night walks, naturalist study, canoe-trips, ceremony and storytelling.
As we seek to move towards a more regenerative culture in our communities we need more people who are supported and enabled to take a lead as nature connection leaders and mentors. There is significant evidence that the cultural barriers to doing this in many communities are great. Our programmes will specifically be designed to work with people from deprived communities and BAME ethnic groups in ways that mean we can co-create a new form of nature-connected leadership in communities across the UK.
 

**NEWSFLASH**

 

We are delighted to announce that, having secured lottery funding for 2020, we will be running a ‘Wild Tribe’ programme for clients of an established Youth Service across Devon. We aim to identify and recruit a group of young people who typically have not spent much time outdoors before; some of whom might be socially isolated and/or from lower income backgrounds which has meant access to paid outdoor bushcraft programmes has, to date, not been possible. 

 

We hope that access to a year-long programme of nature-based group activities (wood craft, shelter building, foraging, fishing, arts, storytelling, group games etc) will provide these young people with a range of practical outdoor skills,  improve self-esteem, generate a sense of community and support these young people during this transitional, and often challenging period, from childhood into adulthood.

 

More details to follow…