A bit about Theo
Theo’s own connection with nature and the environment began at a young age.
Growing up in Norfolk, Theo had the privilege of a childhood exploring the Norfolk coastline and vast network of rivers and broads of the Norfolk Broads National Park.
Theo went on to spend most of his teens and 20s playing sport, captaining the London Towers England Basketball League team and represening Great Britain at handball, and nearly, but not quite, representing Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics.
Since hanging up his Reebok Pump Omni Lites, Theo still enjoys playing basketball recreationally, for the infamous Hoxton Heat. He is interested in health and fitness and enjoys any opportunity to be outside with a camera, surfboard, fishing rod or whittling knife.
Theo currently works at the Natural History Museum as the Young People Programme developer for the Urban Nature Project. He is developing training for youth workers to help them feel more confident in using local urban nature opportunities with their young people. Theo is working closely with The Prince’s Trust on this exciting new partnership for the museum.
Theo has recently set up the museum’s first ever Youth Advisory Panel, bringing together 12 young people from ethnically and culturally diverse backgrounds to share their experiences of the inequalities of access to quality green spaces – and use the museum’s platform to address some of these issues.
If you want to read a gross but amazing story about Theo, you’re in luck! You can find out all about his worm, which is forever immortalised in the scientific records of the NHM, here and here. Theo is very proud of this. You. Are. Welcome.