Young Explorers is the South Yare Wildlife Groups programme of activities and events for children.
The initial project was a programme of outdoor and wildlife educational activities developed at Surlingham Community Primary School, by Goldcrest Outdoor Education
In its current form, Young Explorers is a club for kids aged 7-11 who are particularly interested in nature and science based activities, run by Wheafen Forest School at the Ted Ellis Trust Nature Reserve. The group explore the local landscape and meet members of the local community with natural history knowledge and passion to share.
The programme includes learning techniques for exploring different habitats; collecting, observing, identifying and recording plants and animals; using a microscope; following tracks and trails; birdwatching; science experiments; conservation work and more.