Children will get the bug for wildlife at series of events - The Evesham Observer

Children will get the bug for wildlife at series of events

Correspondent 31st Jul, 2017 Updated: 31st Jul, 2017   0

YOUNGSTERS wanting to venture into the great outdoors over their summer break can take part in activities organised by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust (WWT).

Children can go wild and let their hair down by exploring some of nature’s mysteries and having fun with animals.

The WWT is looking to encourage children to find the same love for nature as it has, and ‘grab some screen-free time’ and ‘get nose-to-nose with nature’.

The first event ‘What lurks beneath the surface?’ takes place on Thursday, August 3, at Lower Smite Farm.

It offers children the chance to find out the whole new world which lives below the surface of the ponds at the farm.

From water scorpions to dragonfly larvae, youngsters will find plenty of fascinating creatures.

The second event, also at Lower Smite Farm, centres on minibeasts, and takes place a week on Tuesday, August 8.

Participants will uncover the mysteries of the creatures, explore which ones do battle and how they go about surviving.

On Wednesday, August 9, between 11am and 4pm,, there will be Wildlife activities at Hartlebury Castle including wildlife walks, minibeast hunting, wildlife under the microscope and more.

Between 1pm and 4pm on August 16 there will be Bug Hunt at The Almonry Museum, Evesham. Participants will be able to discover bugs and beasties in the garden at The Almonry Museum and make a bug hotel to take home. The activities are free but normal admission fees apply.

‘Who’s Poo?’ is the next event on August 24 at Lower Smite Farm. It will train children to become an dung detective by looking at different animals’ footprints and poo to identify who and what they are.

And for aspiring Bear Grylls, the Summer Survival event will conclude the programme on August 30. Youngsters can find out how to survive in the wild, how to build a shelter and how to stay warm.

Hannah Thomas said: “School’s finally out for the summer so it’s time to let your hair down and go wild about Worcestershire’s wonderful wildlife.

“Research is now showing how important it is to get outside and connect with nature so this is the perfect excuse to do just that.

“Our activities offer families the chance to have fun, soak up the mysteries of our natural world and discover something new.”

Families are encouraged to come down to the farm and find out what dwells beneath the surface of ponds, uncover the mysteries of the minibeasts and learn how to identify some animal footprints and poo as well as learn some basic survival and shelter building skills.

All events run from 2pm to 4pm and cost £3.50 to partake in.

Email Hannah at [email protected] or call her on 01905 754919 for more information or to book places.


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