National Park Next Generation

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a wonderful place that should be accessible to all and can provide great opportunities for young people to develop skills and learn more about nature. This is really important as young people continue to face the challenges of Climate Change, biodiversity loss, rurality and now recovering from Covid-19.

Whose Park? Our Park!

This page has been put together by the National Park’s Youth Committee and Youth Rangers, uniting under the name National Park Next Generation.

We want to show you the different ways young people are making a difference to the National Park and its future and encourage you join us!

Whether you want to help with hands-on tasks, tackle local and global issues by talking to those in charge or even a bit of both, you can help us change the National Park for the better.

Why get involved?

Mental health is also a major challenge facing the youth of today, and being involved in a project like National Park Next Generation can help young people on the Five Ways to Wellbeing:

Five Ways to Wellbeing: Connect: Providing young people with opportunities to connect with nature, their National Park and each other. Be Active: Getting out and being physically active while exploring what the National Park has to offer. Take Notice: Appreciating our natural environment and finding joy in it’s dynamic changes. Keep Learning: Learning about ourselves, each other, what makes our National Park special and it’s challenges. Give: Time spent taking practical action and working with others helps not only our natural environment but our community.

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Our Rangers run practical conservation sessions for young people completing a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. To find out when and where these sessions are, please contact Dave Sommerville at Pembrokeshire County Council by emailing or calling 01437 775235 or 07970 758977.

Related links

Quick links to information about National Park Next Generation projects and publications

More ways to get involved