Thanks to funding from the Guernsey Community Foundation, La Société Guernesiaise have appointed two Education and Conservation Officers.
Becky Ogier and Sarah Allez began work in their newly-created roles last month, undertaking a new initiative for La Société Guernesiaise which aims to support Education Services in the delivery of Environmental Education in Guernsey.
The pair will be visiting schools and youth organisations, delivering a range of activities and presentations linking Guernsey’s new Nature Strategy to the school curriculum to bring their environmental message to life and inspire children to care for Guernsey’s natural heritage.
Becky and Sarah will also be encouraging local businesses to make full use of their Corporate Social Responsibility days by accessing La Société’s widened range of useful volunteer activities including surveys on dolphins, crabs, hedgehogs and other animals, clearing invasive plants and repairing bird hides on nature reserves.
They also plan to revitalise La Société’s junior membership, offering free monthly activities and introducing week-long clubs during school holidays.
Jim Roberts, Chief Executive of the Guernsey Community Foundation, said:-
“We were pleased to support the recruitment of Becky and Sarah into key roles within La Société as part of our ongoing commitment to support environmental and educational projects. Their appointment as Education and Conservation officers will enhance La Société’s capacity to meet growing demand across the Island, leading to a greater understanding of how we can protect and enhance our environment and its biodiversity.”
At a time where connectedness to nature is more important than ever, La Société are very pleased to launch this new initiative. As an organisation, we believe every child has a right to learn outside and have the opportunity to fall in love with nature.