Wildlife Challenge Goes Mobile With Inspirational App!

Monday 22nd May 2017

30 Days Wild mobile phone appFree 30 Days Wild Mobile Phone App!

Nature lovers can now have wild inspiration at their fingertips as Surrey Wildlife Trust launches its latest 30 Days Wild mobile phone app.

The annual 30 Days Wild challenge is being billed as ‘sunshine for the soul’ this year. The charity is urging everybody, everywhere to get closer to nature every day this June – and feel happier and healthier as a result.

The free 30 Days Wild phone app generates 101 ‘Random Acts of Wildness’ - simple actions people can take to help or connect with nature every day during the month of June.

“We’re really excited about getting people of all ages across Surrey engaged with nature every day in June – whether you take time out to listen to birdsong, have your meeting or lesson outside, go pond dipping or climb a tree,” said Surrey Wildlife Trust’s Charlotte Magowan. “The mobile phone app makes it so easy – you’ll never be short of ideas!”

The 30 Days Wild app is simple to use and available on iPhone and Android. It generates random wild ideas, all of which are everyday ways to connect with nature or to help wildlife. The app also enables people to share activities on social media, through direct messaging or email. It’s available from the App and Google Play Stores, or can be downloaded here

The nature challenge has been supported by international film star Dame Judi Dench this year, who made a surprise cameo appearance in Surrey Wildlife Trust’s 30 Days Wild video! The much-loved Surrey actress, who is patron of the Trust, took time out from her filming schedule to record a message appealing to us all to get out and go wild in June.

“Surrey Wildlife Trust would like you to do something wild on every day in June,” says Dame Judi in the video. “Just get out and do something every day – just go wild!”

The 30 Days Wild challenge is backed by research* that proves a daily dose of nature is good for our mental and physical wellbeing. Scientists found that two months after taking part in 30 days Wild there was a 30 per cent increase in the number of people reporting their health as excellent - and their happiness continued to improve.

So far nearly a thousand people in the county have signed up to do something wild every single day in June, along with over 60 schools! More than 30,000 people have joined the challenge nationwide and pledged to reconnect with the natural world or help wildlife wherever they live, work and play.

“We know that getting closer to nature makes you happier and healthier – 30 Days Wild really is sunshine for the soul!” added the Trust’s Charlotte Magowan. “By looking out for nature on a regular basis people are more likely to care about and protect it - and that’s what Surrey Wildlife Trust is all about – so why not make nature part of your life?”

Taking part in 30 Days Wild is FREE, open to people of all ages and the Trust hopes schools, families, businesses, community groups and individuals will all sign up to go wild.

To get your FREE 30 Days Wild pack, complete with wildflower seeds, activity sheets, a calendar to record adventures, stickers and a poster, simply register at www.wildlifetrusts.org/30DaysWild, where you’ll find lots of wild inspiration and ideas. 

Surrey Wildlife Trust will be running 30 Days Wild events for all the family throughout the month of June – book your wild adventure now: www.surreywildlifetrust.org/whats-on . And don’t forget to share the fun of #30DaysWild with us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

Dame Judi’s appearance in the Trust’s 30 Days Wild challenge video can be viewed on our YouTube channel here

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