Starting in August, Birmingham Settlement is partnering with Birmingham and the Black Country Wildlife Trust to deliver a series of programmes centred around wellbeing and connecting with nature. These will be based from our site by Edgbaston Reservoir – you can learn more about this site here.

To access the Wildlife Trusts booking portal please use this link, or click on the links below.

See below for full details:

OCN Level 1 programme: Species Identification
8th August – 12th August

  • Learn to identify different species of wildlife in a variety of habitats, using identification keys and basic surveying techniques
  • These sessions will run Monday – Friday, 10am – 2:30pm
  • These sessions are free for 16-25 year olds
    • Parent/guardian permission needed for under 18s
    • There may be space for over 25s, please enquire for further details
  • For more information contact Jane Grove at or click here.

Health and Wellbeing Programme
10th August, 17th August, 24th August, 31st August

  • Learn skills to help connect with the natural world, including:
    • crafting,
    • birdwatching,
    • gardening,
    • gathering plants,
    • being mindful in nature, practising using all 5 senses
  • Sessions will run 10am – 3pm
  • Sessions available for ages 18+
  • For more information contact Jane Grove at or click here.

Volunteer Sessions: Run by Birmingham Settlement in partnership with the Wildlife Trust
Starting 9th September

  • These sessions will run every Friday 10am – 2pm from 9th September 2022
  • Ages 16+ (parent/guardian permission for under 18s)
  • Learn a variety of practical skills and help develop Selwyn Road Playing Fields
  • Activities include:
    • gardening in our veg beds, allotment and polytunnel
    • creating ‘nature corridors’ through wild grass and brambles
    • trimming willow wind tunnels
    • identifying wildlife in the field – using mammal traps, insect catchers and much more!
  • For more information contact Carwyn Jones on 07497519736 or at