Wild things! is an award winning environmental education charity based in Findhorn, on the magnificent Moray Firth, in Scotland. We provide inspiring wilderness, nature based, and outdoor learning experiences for all ages and abilities.
Since 2003, Wild things! has enabled over 13,000 children, young people and adults in Moray, Aberdeenshire and the Highlands to learn from and be inspired by their local natural environment and the remote wilderness regions of Scotland. The natural environment is the most inspiring place for children, young people and adults to learn about their world.
The opportunity to experience this fantastic natural resource right on our doorsteps is one of the greatest gifts we can give. It is a well-known fact that a walk in the woods or along the coast can benefit us in so many ways, physically, mentally and spiritually.
Our programmes encourage a mutually beneficial relationship between individuals and their natural environment: we provide the opportunity for our participants to understand, appreciate and care for the natural environment whilst at the same time acquiring new skills confidence, and interests.
We hope that through the programmes we offer, participating children, teenagers and vulnerable adults will be able to develop a deeper confidence in themselves and their decision making as well as their creative and practical abilities. We hope that they will start to feel a sense of pride and privilege for the places in which they live, recognising the magnificence of the natural environment around them and all that it has to offer. We hope that by offering the opportunity for a positive experience of the outdoors, our participants will continue to use and care for this great resource throughout their lives.