A programme of outreach, engagement, celebration and sharing activities to enable people to learn about the wildlife, habitats and heritage of the area and get involved in their conservation.
Hands on Heritage is about creating opportunities for local people and visitors to explore the natural and cultural heritage of the area and the crucial connection between people and the landscape, both in the past and in the present.
A programme of outreach, engagement, celebration and sharing activities enables people to learn about the wildlife, habitats and heritage of the area and get involved in their conservation.
The story of the Rusland Horizons area and the scheme itself will be told through film, booklets, activities and an exhibition and website. In this way, we hope to draw in, increase the dwell time of, and deepen engagement for, visitors and residents who might otherwise not know about the area and its heritage.
Aims and benefits:
- More people in our target audience groups experience deeper engagement with the heritage of the area.
- Informed landowners.
- Increased dwell time for visitors
- People have an increased understanding of the natural and cultural heritage of the area
- Volunteers trained in presentation skills, film-making, species identification and surveying techniques.
- Improved awareness of the distribution of priority species in area – increased number of sightings recorded.
- Improved conservation of wildlife, habitats and landscape features.
- Information shared through the website, booklet, exhibition and temporary on site panels.