Community groups can get closer to nature

September 30 2016

Community groups in Bristol are being invited to apply to Bristol Zoological Society’s ‘Access to Nature’ bursary scheme.

Community groups in Bristol are being invited to apply to Bristol Zoological Society’s ‘Access to Nature’ bursary scheme.

It is open to individuals and groups who may not usually be able to visit either Bristol Zoo Gardens or Wild Place Project due to costs, transportation access, or restricting carer responsibilities.

The bursary contributes towards, and may even fully cover, admission to either Bristol Zoo Gardens or Wild Place Project, an optional education session and return travel in an animal-themed minibus.

Simon Garrett, head of conservation learning at Bristol Zoological Society, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to offer this bursary to help bring people closer to nature. 

“There are many individuals and community groups in the area who would love to encounter, discover and learn more about the animals we care for, as well as find out more the work we do to protect animals around the world, and what they can do to help, but find it difficult to do so for either financial or mobility reasons. We’d like to do what we can to remove these barriers.”

Community groups and individuals in and around Bristol can apply for the scheme via the Zoo’s website:www.bristolzoo.org.uk