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Black2Nature & me

Blog This is custom heading element I am President of an organisation called Black2Nature, which I set up when I was 14 years old and is Visible Minority Ethnic (VME) led.  We campaign for equal access to nature for all, especially VME communities who are currently excluded from the countryside. We run nature camps,  arrange [...]

Black2Nature

Blog This is custom heading element Black2Nature is an organisation that was founded by Mya-Rose Craig AKA Birdgirl in September 2016. Contact details Helena Craig (Chair)helenabcraig@hotmail.co.uk Vision Delivering equal access to nature to the hugely under-represented VME demographic. Aims/Objectives Enjoy – Promote learning on how to enjoy nature. Demonstrate the offering of a range of [...]

Equality in Nature: Making Wildlife Films Relevant to everyone

Blog This is custom heading element   The environmental & wildlife TV sector has extremely low numbers of Visible Minority Ethnic (VME) people when looking in front of and behind the camera. It employs a huge number of people around the country including many in Bristol, which has the BBC Natural History Unit as well as [...]

Camp Chew – Advance Bookings for July 2020

Blog This is custom heading element BLACK2NATURE CAMP CHEW Saturday to Sunday July 2019 I have been running camps for primary age children in the Chew Valley since 2017. I have had around 150 children attend since then and each one has gone home having had an amazing time, got connected with nature and made [...]

Camp Avalon – Advance bookings for July 2020

Blog This is custom heading element BLACK2NATURE Friday - Sunday July 2020 I have been running camps for teenagers on the Somerset Levels since 2016. I have had around 250 teenagers attend since then and each one has gone home having had an amazing time, got connected with nature and made new friends. We also [...]

Race Equality in Nature: The Next Generation 13-30 Conference 2 Oct 2019 at UWE

Blog This is custom heading element Camp Avalon 2019 The environmental & wildlife TV sector is the second least ethnically diverse sector in the UK, at 0.6% Visible Minority Ethnic (VME), only after gardening, employing a huge number of people around the country including many in Bristol. I and Black2Nature have been campaigning for almost [...]

Volunteering at Camp Chew 20-23 June 2019

Blog This is custom heading element Bio blitz Copyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig   Youth Worker at nature camp for teenagers from disadvantaged, VME or rural backgrounds. We desperately need volunteers from 20-23 June 2019 at Compton Martin & Chew Valley near Bristol. Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig Photocopyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig Camp Avalon 2017 Photography copyright Mya-Rose [...]

Camp Chew June 2019 Details

Blog This is custom heading element BLACK2NATURE CAMP CHEW Friday 21 June 2019 to Saturday 22 June 2019 Camp Chew 2017 Copyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig Book onto this amazing nature camp for children aged 7-11 years. The camp is organised by Black2Nature who have been organising nature camps for inner-city Visible Minority Ethnic (VME) children and young [...]

Camp Chew June 2019 Flyer

Blog This is custom heading element   Black2Nature Camp Chew 2019 - Fri 21 - Sat 22 Jun 2019 Camp Chew 2017 Copyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig A nature weekend for children aged 7 to 11, who will love Having fun outside in nature Using the outdoors to get fit & healthy Trying new things like [...]

Kit List Camp Chew 2019

Blog This is custom heading element   CAMP CHEW KIT LIST Please note: This list is for guidance Please label everything with the child's name   General Small backpack to carry belongings (no large suitcases, large bags or plastic bags) Completed and signed parent consent forms Torch/phone with a torch (or this can be borrowed) [...]

Philosophy behind Black2Nature camps

 

Volunteering for Camp Avalon 12-14 & 19-21 July 2019

Blog This is custom heading element Bio blitz Copyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig Youth Worker at nature camp for teenagers from disadvantaged, VME or rural backgrounds. We desperately need volunteers from 11-15 and 18-22 July 2019 at Paddington Farm, Glastonbury. Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig Photo copyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig Camp Avalon 2011 Photography copyright young environmentalist Mya-Rose [...]

Kit List Camp Avalon for those being dropped off

 

Camp Avalon Kit List

Blog This is custom heading element CAMP AVALON KIT LIST Please label everything with the child's name Please note Please do not send your teenagers with any food (it will be taken away), duvets, sleeping bags, pillow or cushions. We will provide sufficient food and snacks, have to be careful of allergies and do not want [...]

Kit List Camp Chew 2019 for those being dropped off

 

Camp Avalon 19-21 July 2019 Details

 

Camp Avalon 12-14 July 2019 Details

 

Camp Avalon 19-21 July 2019 Flyer

Blog This is custom heading element Black2Nature Camp Avalon 2019 Fri 19 - Sun 21 July 2019 Camp Avalon 2017 Photograph copyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig A nature weekend for teenagers aged 12 to 18 to enjoy Having fun outside in nature Trying new things like camping Making new friends   How to Book Text or [...]

Camp Avalon 12-14 July 2019 Flyer

Blog This is custom heading element Black2Nature Camp Avalon 2019 Fri 12 - Sun 14 July 2019 Camp Avalon 2017 Photograph copyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig A nature weekend for teenagers aged 12 to 18 to enjoy Having fun outside in nature Trying new things like camping Making new friends   How to Book Text or [...]

Camp Chew March 2019 Details

Blog This is custom heading element BLACK2NATURE  CAMP CHEW   Friday 29 March 2019 to Saturday 30 March 2019 Camp Chew 2017 Copyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig   Book onto this amazing nature camp for children aged 7-11 years. The camp is organised by Black2Nature who have been organising nature camps for inner-city Visible Minority Ethnic (VME) children [...]

Camp Chew March 2019 Flyer

Blog This is custom heading element Black2Nature Camp Chew 2019 - Fri 29 - Sat 30 Mar 2019 Camp Chew 2017 Copyright Mya-Rose Birdgirl Craig   A nature weekend for children aged 7 to 11, who will love: Having fun outside in nature Using the outdoors to get active & improve wellbeing Trying new things [...]

Cultures of Nature and Wellbeing Conference with Bristol Festival of Nature on 13 June 2017

Blog This is custom heading element On Tuesday 13 June 2017 at the Watershed in Bristol, I was a speaker in a panel at a one-day conference organised by Bath Spa University with The Bristol Festival of Nature. I spoke about Camp Avalon, Race Equality in Nature Conference, Black2Nature and encouraging Black Asian Minority Ethnic [...]

Film-making Workshop using the outdoors

Blog This is custom heading element Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig's Camp Avalon 2015 Birdigirl Mya-Rose Craig filming for BBC4 I have organised with Black2Nature, in partnership with BBC Natural History Unit, Icon Films and young filmmaker Paul Collins an exciting film-making workshop with a focus on group work and outdoor filming. It is aimed at young [...]

Talk at Bath Spa University, College of Liberal Arts

Blog This is custom heading element On the 8th of May 2017, I went right from school to speak at Bath Spa University at their College of Liberal Arts, at the end of their Nature and Wellbeing Conference. I talked about Camp Avalon, my Race Equality in Nature Conference and about Black2Nature. It was really [...]

Speaking at a TEDx Conference

Blog This is custom heading element Sometimes things come along that you have to say yes to straight away. I have done almost 40 talks about nature, birding, conservation and Black2Nature or different combinations. When I was asked to be a speaker at a Ted Conference, it was different. These are talks that are up to [...]

Giving a talk at Timsbury Nats

Blog This is custom heading element Last night, on Monday 20 March 2017, I did my second talk at Timsbury Nats called Born to Bird: Antarctica and Beyond. They are on the other side of the Chew Valley, where I live. My ringing trainer Mike Bailey lives there and is involved in the group. They are such a lovely group, who [...]

Speaking at the Bath Spa University Landscape and Change Festival

Blog This is custom heading element On 25 February 2017, I was on a panel speaking at the Bath Spa University English Department one day micro-fest Conference, Landscape and Change Festival. The conference was made up of lots of different academics and artists, such as poets and writers from around the country. This is a [...]

Avon Wildlife Trust Keynsham Group Talk “Born to Bird”

Blog This is custom heading element Last night I gave an one and half hour talk to Avon Wildlife Trust  (AWT) Keynsham Group. My talk was called "Born to Bird" about how I got into birding, my journey to seeing 4500 birds in the world and the conservation projects I am involved in. I was [...]

Speaking at Association of Science (ASE) Educators Conference 2017

Blog This is custom heading element Today was a really interesting day, as I did a one hour talk at the Association of Science Educations (ASE) Conference 2017 at Reading University.  The ASE is a membership organisation for Science teachers and I spoke to those teaching pupils aged 11-18 years. It was interesting to visit [...]

Camp Avalon 2016

Blog This is custom heading element Last weekend was Camp Avalon, my camp for young people interested in birds, nature or from inner city Bristol wanting to connect with nature. We had 17 attendees with another two visiting and 50% were from an ethnic minority background. We had an amazing time, birding, mothing. ringing, trying [...]

Camp Avalon 2016 – Invitation to attend

Blog This is custom heading element Friday 15 July 2016 to Sunday 17 July 2016 Shapwick Heath, Somerset Levels, March 2015 Photograph taken by and copyright Mya-Rose Craig In June 2015, I organised Camp Avalon,  which attracted lots of young teenagers to the Somerset Levels, to spend the weekend birding and getting involved with nature. [...]

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