Could you run a community event during Festival of Nature 2024?

Festival of Nature is coming to your neighbourhood!

Community Day is your day to celebrate the actions you and your community are taking for nature across the West of England. On Sunday 9 June 2024, put your community on the nature map by hosting an event or activity that showcases your local wildlife space and what it means to you.

How can I get involved in Community Day?

Are you part of a community group, club or organisation working to protect and encourage nature? Then we’d love to hear from you!

Festival of Nature and Avon Wildlife Trust are encouraging as many groups as possible to get involved on Sunday 9 June, to showcase and celebrate local action and community green and blue spaces across the region. We’ll be creating a map of activities and events taking place on Community Day to encourage local residents to explore the wildlife in their local area and be part of Team Wilder - a movement of people taking action for nature across our region.

To be part of Community Day you simply need to organise an activity or event that your community can take part in on Sunday 9 June. Your group could organise anything: a litter pick, a wildflower planting session, nature talk or walk, building bird boxes or anything in-between! There’s no idea too big or small.

How will we be supported?

Festival of Nature and Avon Wildlife Trust's Team Wilder will provide you with free online resources for organising your event or activities, and support you through marketing your event as part of the Festival of Nature programme.

Team Wilder is here to support your group, encouraging a movement of people who take action for nature. There are so many groups doing amazing things for their community – we want to celebrate this with you, acknowledge the amazing community spirit and work being done, to join forces to create more green spaces to benefit wildlife and people.

Register your interest

To register your interest in taking part please fill in this short form and someone from the Festival of Nature team will be in touch: https://app.onlinesurveys.jisc.ac.uk/s/bnhc/community-day

Not sure what to do? Fill in what you can and we will be touch to help you visualise your event. There is no commitment at this stage.

 If you have any questions, please contact the Festival of Nature team at festival@bnhc.org.uk