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‘Cool’ Summer of Conservation at the Living Rainforest
Whatever the weather this summer, the Living Rainforest in Hampstead Norreys has organised a decidedly ‘cool’ and varied line-up of conservation exploration events for families and children to enjoy over the school holidays.
In addition to daily talks led by conservation experts, the ‘Explore Conservation’ summer will include daily children’s activities, crafts and games such as Make a Bird Feeder or Make a Rock Pool Viewer, Conservation’s Got Talent or Be an Animal Tracker.
During Conservation Fortnight (23 July – 7 August), speakers on projects including Turtle Survival Alliance, 21st Century Tiger and Amphibian Ark will share fascinating facts about the natural world and efforts to protect critically endangered species.
Fish & Oceans Fortnight (8-21 August) will take visitors on a journey of discovery into the murky depths of modern fishing and threatened fish stocks, and what people can do to help conserve the marine environment. Children will test their wits in the ‘Are You as Intelligent as a Fish?’ challenge, and explore marine conservation issues with experts from the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust.
Native Species Fortnight (22 August – 4 September) will explore British animals – including birds, butterflies, bats, bees and other bugs – and the native plants which they rely on for food and habitats. Experts from the Reading & District Natural History Society, Berkshire Ornithological Club and Upper Thames Butterfly Conservation Society will share useful knowledge and tips.
Each day will feature a different programme of talks, workshops and activities, carefully devised by the Living Rainforest’s professional staff to share their passion for nature conservation with the visiting public.
Each visitor attending an Explore Conservation summer event will be eligible to enter a Special Prize Draw with the chance to win a ‘Keeper Encounter’ at the Living Rainforest, worth £80.
Visitors to the Living Rainforest pay once and receive an Annual Ticket. Explore Conservation summer events are free-of-charge with normal admission, so summer at the Living Rainforest can be both fun and affordable.
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