In September, a group of Lincolnshire teenagers spent a wild night out camping in the depths of a woodland nature reserve. Their nocturnal adventures were filmed by the BBC and will be shown this Saturday (13 November 2010) as part of the "Live ‘N’ Deadly” programme at 9am on BBC Two and CBBC.
The nine teenagers aged between 10 and 16 are Junior Wardens with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust. Based at Whisby Nature Park, they meet monthly to learn about wildlife and develop practical conservation skills. The overnight camp in September was a culmination of the teenagers’ activities over the spring and summer, learning traditional bushcraft skills.
TV Presenter Steve Backshall set the Junior Wardens a challenge to test their abilities as outdoor survivors. They had to build their own shelter, spend the night in the woods and, most importantly, leave the site exactly as they found it. Watch the programme to discover if they succeeded.
The teenagers also had to walk in the woods in the dark and sit on their own for 15 minutes. Their night under the stars was filled with wildlife encounters including the barking of deer and foxes which was heard throughout the night.