London – Nature collective Flock Together's latest educational venture encourages and welcomes urban Generation Alpha to partake in birdwatching.
The Flock Together Academy introduces children across London to world of birdwatching, while breaking down social barriers. Through a partnership with the London Wildlife Trust, its young students will enjoy green spaces and teaching facilities provided by the organisation, with partaking children learning about nature and ecology by Flock Together mentors.
Historically, birdwatching has shut out inner-city BIPOC groups due to a lack of access to green spaces, with such access worsening for younger children during the pandemic due to lockdown and time away from school and social spaces. By including young urbanites in an activity they have previously been excluded from, the Flock Together Academy is facilitating Gen Alpha’s desire to play outside as well as offering an educational benefit.