is a wildlife field study centre. It is a “not for profit “ organisation
dedicated to education in the importance of sustaining and creating wildlife
habitats as part of the Island's ecology. It provides training in nature
conservation for all ages and wonderful outdoor opportunities to do voluntary
persons health and wellbeing is integral to all of our activities. More
importantly is to understand that the well being of our planet is crucial
to the well being of the human race.
Most of the
training at Naturezones is based on practical work using its ten acre site at
Blackwater, nr Newport, Isle of Wight .
Our activities and projects include…
the National Diploma. Work Experience in nature conservation and environmental
land based studies.
of Edinburgh Award scheme
visits to NZ with topics linked to the national curriculum
in wildlife gardening,
field study centre for visiting groups
flower plant nursery– training in plant propagation from native seeds
and Talk for visiting groups
of all ages welcome Hands-on conservation work. Improve your CV. Improve your
health and well being
Days. A Brush with Nature—art workshops inspired by nature
We are adjacent to Birchmore pond which is managed by our neighbours
Gift to Nature
Isle of Wight PO 32 6LP
Naturezones is situated at Blackwater
A NOT-FOR-PROFIT COMPANY LIMITED BY GUARANTEE
Co. Reg. 6408075
Formed 24th October 2007
1 To maintain a nature reserve for the
education of people of all ages in the importance of creating, protecting and sustaining a bio-diverse range of habitats for wildlife.
To promote and offer guidance towards creating and sustaining areas of bio-diversity in rural, suburban and urban
To maintain and protect a designated SINC area (Site of Important Nature Conservation) representing a local natural
history of the Isle of Wight.
Naturezones operates a wildlife education
centre in conjunction with various organisations, including the Isle of Wight College and local environmental organisations, and schools. We training people in the stated objects
including, woodland management, meadow management, pond management and wildlife study. It also provides work experience to college students and facilities for
teachers involved in wildlife education courses.
Trustees: Roger Hewitt, Deborah Jasper,
Angela Hewitt, Jill Fothergill