The aim of this project is to enhance the knowledge and understanding of local communities about the wildlife on their doorstep and to promote awareness of biological diversity through a participatory design process for an accessible and iconic interpretation, observation and discovery structure.

Led by one of our delivery partners, Kent Wildlife Trust, pupils worked with conservationists, architects and designers through a series of workshops and site visits at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve to work up design concepts. These concepts will form the basis for a build project that will delivered as a separate element outside of the Darent Valley Landscape Project. The designs were exhibited at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve across the summer alongside the plans for the new visitor centre. The document below provides a useful summary of the project.

Designing Nature project summary



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