- More young people are involved in actions and activism for nature recovery and climate resilience than ever before. Our research found a wide range of ways in which they provide brilliant inspiration for all of us. It’s worth listening to young people to learn how to take action in ways that are collaborative and inclusive and guard against eco-anxiety.
The prospects for UK treescapes are contingent upon future generations recognising and valuing the benefits resulting from the varied treescapes of the UK.
WP3 focuses on CYP’s understandings of treescapes’ values and dis/benefits, and the opportunities and barriers to access and inclusion.
This sub-WP will study young people’s learning and relationships with trees. It draws on over ten years of university-community collaborative landscape research at Bennachie in Aberdeenshire (12).
The aim is to produce new knowledge and understandings about Manchester’s past, present and future treescapes through a combination of archival research, creative practice, and scientific inquiry.
WP3.3 will explore how primary school children talk about nature and the value of trees in their lives.
The aim is to understand (non)belonging with/in urban treescapes among young people who migrated to the UK as separated asylum seekers, and to apply this knowledge in the pursuit of future treescapes that are inclusive and hopeful.
This sub-WP will explore how treescapes shape and enable bilingual families with young children to reimagine language in expansive and creative ways.
This WP is focused on the translation of WPs 1-3 into policy, pedagogy and practice.
In Year Three, child and youth co-researchers from WP3.2, 3.3 and 3.4 will work with co-investigators (led by Nunn and Pahl), the two PDRAs from Cumbria and Manchester Met, to work with Mersey Forests to support new coho
Policy and practice interventions will be embedded across the duration of the project, and at multiple scales, from the local to the national.