Wildlife Watch Awards

Wildlife Watch Awards

Taking part in Wildlife Watch is an exciting way for children to explore their surroundings and get closer to wildlife.

Get involved in our Wildlife Watch Award scheme to earn an award as you complete great activities and challenges. There are many different things to do from exploring the outdoors to drawing and making your own funky crafts.

Hedgehog Award

This award is open to children of all ages, and is a simple and fun way to earn some points whilst exploring nature in different ways.

All you have to do is pick up your very own Hedgehog card from a Gateway site or contact the main York office and we will post one to you. You can gain a sticker from admissions staff for simply visiting a Gateway Site or attending an event labelled with a Hedgehog logo. Once your card has all 8 stickers send it to the York office (see address below) and await your certificate and embroidered badge!

Please look out for the events on our website and in the Wildlife Yorkshire magazine labelled with the Hedgehog logo.

To register/pick up a hedgehog card from any of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust's centres (listed below), email membership@ywt.org.uk or call 01904 659570.

  • 1 St George's Place, York
  • Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, Doncaster
  • Stirley Community Farm, nr. Huddersfield
  • Spurn National Nature Reserve
  • Pearson Park Wildlife Garden, Hull
  • Living Seas Centre, Flamborough

Alternatively you can register online - visit the Wildlife Watch website and create a profile to get started.

Kestrel Award

The Kestrel Award card is aimed at children 8yrs and over and you need to be a member of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust in order to complete it. You do not need to have completed the Hedgehog Award beforehand.

This award has four exciting wildlife challenges, which you need to complete to receive a certificate and embroidered badge. The four categories are:

  • Create it!
  • Do it!
  • Record it!
  • Shout about it!

Please contact the York office if you are interested in taking part please e-mail membership@ywt.org.uk or call 01904 659570.

Once you have completed the card, please send your completed card to the York office (see address below).

Nature Ranger Award

The last of all challenges is the Nature Ranger Award which is more of a project-based activity and a chance to really showcase what you have learnt during your study!

Participants need to have completed the Kestrel Award first. To take part you need to choose a UK wildlife or conservation topic to study, then produce a report for your local Wildlife Trust to assess.

Your study can be presented as one of the following:

  • Written report
  • Film
  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Website
  • By organising and leading a guided event for friends/school class/other group on the topic.

When complete please send to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and if successful you will receive a fantastic certificate signed by Chris Packham, an embroidered badge, a mention in the Wildlife Watch magazine and a special mystery prize!

Contact us if you have any questions either by emailing membership@ywt.org.uk or by calling 01904 659570.

Completing your award

Please send all completed awards to Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, 1 St. George's Place, York, YO24 1GN.