BTO Youth

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Who we are

BTO Youth consists of a whole host of different people who work to bring our vision to life. 

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What we do

From events and equipment to funding and work experience, BTO Youth is here for you.

How we can help you

Get involved

There are lots of ways to get involved and support BTO, birds, and the work we do. 

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Our values and vision

BTO Youth’s vision is of a diverse, vibrant community of young birders supported by BTO, with accessible, youth-led opportunities inspiring young people to engage with nature and science.

We are:

  • Inclusive and accessible
  • Youth-led
  • Celebrating people’s connection to nature
  • Helping people grow
  • Innovative and dynamic
  • Collaborative and transparent

Our strategy

At BTO Youth, keeping young people safe and empowering their voices is at the core of all we do. The BTO Youth Engagement Strategy 2023–2028 is written and implemented by the Youth Advisory Panel. It focuses on our values and how we will make sure everything we do is guided by them. 

2023–2028 Youth Engagement Strategy

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Nature Natter: Joycelyn Longdon

Join BTO’s Youth Representatives in a Q&A with PhD student and environmental advocate, Joycelyn Longdon.

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Youth Blog

Launching the new BTO Youth strategy

Katie Monk on why creating an inclusive environment for young people is vital for nature's future.

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Isle of May. Georgina Tugwell

BTO Youth explore the Isle of May

BTO Youth Volunteers Georgie and Katie took 10 students to the Isle of May to learn more about the island and the nature that can be found on it.

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If you’d like to find out more about what we do and how to get involved, drop us a line: youth [at]

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Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

Get in touch to find out more about completing your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award volunteering with BTO.

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