Stratford and The Olympic Games: A Lasting Legacy

28/07/2013 09:30
28/07/2013 16:00

Event Description

Six months on, this day will explore the past, present and future impact of London 2012. Starting at View Tube for a panoramic view of the site before working our way around the Olympic Park. There will be plenty of time for discussion including the impacts on the local people, environment and economy.

The Olympic Games has kick started a regeneration process in East London. The day will focus on Stratford and the Olympic Park. Starting at View Tube the panoramic view across the site will allow us to put into context the different buildings. Read more »

London Butterflies

20/07/2013 09:30
20/07/2013 16:00

Event Description

This course provides an introduction to butterfly natural history, identification and conservation. Using a mix of indoor activities and presentations, plus fieldwork observing butterflies in there natural habitats in Bushy Park.

Urban Botany

06/07/2013 09:30
06/07/2013 16:00

Event Description

Urban botany explores the rich mix of native and non-native plants in unusual habitats throughout Greenwich Park.

It is aimed at people who have a keen interest in plants or just want to know more. The course will focus on identifying plant species and understanding the recent changes in urban botany.

Conservation and Management of Deer in Bushy Park

29/06/2013 09:30
29/06/2013 16:00

Event Description

An enjoyable introduction to deer. This is a rare opportunity to observe the deer in Bushy Park with an experienced Wildlife Officer who will share their knowledge of the wildlife of Bushy Park, specifically the Red and Fallow Deer. Duties associated with managing an open access park will be discussed.

John Comfort has worked for The Royal Parks for over 28 years and is Senior Wildlife Officer for Bushy Park, Richmond Park and Greenwich Park.

Facilitation Training Day – London 2013

16/05/2013 10:00
16/05/2013 16:00

Event Description

Good facilitation can help make local discussion and planning an enjoyable and productive process.

It is also important for the development of better policy and practice, for understanding local needs and developing more sustainable communities.

This interactive course will look closely at the roles a facilitator may play and how a facilitator’s role can encourage long term community development. It will build the confidence of anyone keen to be a good facilitator and give them a solid basis on which to develop their own skills. Read more »

Volunteer Management Training - London 2013

21/05/2013 10:00
21/05/2013 16:00

Event Description

Making Volunteers love you – your organisation and the role they play!

Learn how to work with volunteers in new and exciting ways that help build your organisation, social enterprise or voluntary group.

‘A refreshing day, really excellent’
Emma Saunders, The Scouts Association

‘Really interesting training day as we were kept active. Great to have time to reflect on this aspect of my job’
Jo Carter, Natural England Read more »

Spring Ramble in Bushy Park

20/04/2013 09:30
20/04/2013 16:00

Event Description

Explore Bushy Park and appreciate the natural wildlife and history that one of London's largest parks has to offer. So if you're quiet and keep your eyes open who knows what else you might see.

The Lea Valley Walk: Lea Bridge to Three Mills

14/04/2013 09:30
14/04/2013 16:00

Event Description

This 3 mile walk follows the Lea Valley industrial heritage and natural history. Blends together the old industrial era with the regeneration of Stratford and the Olympic Park.

This course will be based outside for most of the day. There are cafes or shops along the way but we advise participants to bring along a pack lunch.

There is no public parking at this site. We will send participants information about the walk and how best to find us.

Eggs-cellent Easter Puppets


Event Description

Make your own Easter Puppet or mask, and find treats hidden around our museums. £1 per mask/puppet. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

Plus, our 6 museum mascots have gone missing across East Lothian! Find them throughout the Easter holidays and return them to their museum by 7th April to win a prize.

To see our mascots, visit our Facebook page ‘East Lothian Council Museums Service’, twitter @ELMuseumService or our blog

Bird Watching

13/04/2013 09:30
13/04/2013 16:00

Event Description

From the beautiful Herne to escaped Parakeets, come and discover the birds of Bushy Park. On this one day course you will observe and identify birds in their natural habitats.

There will be an expert on hand to help you identify key characteristics of the birds in Bushy Park.

You will be able identify the invasive species from the native species of birds, which allowed them to successfully adapt to the different habitats within the Park.

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