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Trees in the Park

11/05/2013 10:00
11/05/2013 16:00

Event Description

Trees form an imposing and ecologically important part of the landscape of the British Isle. This course will be field based using the extensive collection of specimen trees in Bushy Park. Over the course of the day we will look at the features such as leaves, bark, flowers and fruit which can be used to identify the common species.

The course is based outside for most of the day. Please ensure that you wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

Before the trip you will be sent and information pack detailing the itinerary for the day.

An Introduction to a Bat's Natural History

27/04/2013 14:00
27/04/2013 22:00

Event Description

This course is a beginner’s guide to bats. During the day we shall look into their evolution, environmental requirements, importance, threats to their existence and conservation methods. We shall cover the use of bat detectors and use them in the evening to identify some of the bats in Bushy Park.

This introductory day and evening course will cover the biology of bats and their environmental requirements in general, but particularly the 17 species of British bats. The course involves a two hour night bat walk. Read more »

Easter at WWT London Wetland Centre

29/03/2013 09:30
14/04/2013 17:00

Event Description

With a fun range of Easter egg-tivities, singing birds, and springtime flowers, you can’t beat WWT London Wetland Centre as the best place to be during the Easter holidays.

From ducks to dragonflies, egg laying is a vital part of many animal’s life cycles as they scramble to create the next generation.

In our Easter egg hunt you’ll discover the nesting and spawning secrets of wetland wildlife as you follow our springtime trail. Crack the clues and you’ll be rewarded with a prize. Read more »

Eco-Fair 2013

09/05/2013 08:00
09/05/2013 16:00

Event Description

Eco-Fair is the largest environmental event in the North of England. We focus on real business issues and best practice case studies. We anticipate 1,000+ people coming in May 2013.

Highlights from the 2013 Eco-Fair Speaker Program 2013 include...

  • Keynote address from Rt. Hon. Gregory Barker Minister of State for Climate Change.
  • Natural Capital. Dax Lovegrove, Head of Business & Energy WWF.
  • Renewable energy. Feasibility, options, planning and funding explained.
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‘Is green growth possible and do we really need it?’ A debate with Pete Dickenson and Derek Wall

27/03/2013 19:00

Event Description

A debate as to whether an eco-socialist program would have to curtail growth or could it provide an environmental sustainable version of growth?

Our guest are agreed that capitalism is a root problem of a range of environmental problems the world is facing, but can a socialist alternative resolve these issues? Crucially, would an eco-socialist alternative have to curtail growth or could it administer an environmentally sustainable version of growth? Read more »

What has Nature Ever Done for Us?

20/04/2013 14:00

Event Description

Here at WWT London Wetland Centre we’re well aware of the value of wetlands to people and wildlife. As well as providing a home for a huge range of plants and animals, and food and raw materials for people, wetlands undertake a variety of hidden ‘services’ for the planet including water purification, carbon absorption, flood prevention and drought relief.

In fact, the services provided by nature as a whole – everything from Indian vultures to Chinese bees and from soil microbes to ocean plankton – keep the global economy going. No nature, no economy. Read more »

Engaging Communities on Energy and Climate Change

30/04/2013 10:00
30/04/2013 16:00

Event Description

A course for anyone looking to develop community engagement for energy-saving and climate change.

“Engaging on engagement!” Paul Radcliffe (Environment Agency)

“I really enjoyed the event - Excellent!” Liz Horsfield (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea)

“Interesting and very well organised!” Monica Nadolny (Groundwork)

“Informative with new ideas and techniques to take forward” Evangeline Wood (West Berkshire & Wokingham Council) Read more »

Autumn Ramble Greenwich Park

02/11/2013 09:30
02/11/2013 16:00

Event Description

Explore 73 hectares that forms Greenwich Park and appreciate the natural wildlife, history and heritage one of London's largest parks has to offer. The park overflows with wildlife. So if you're quiet and keep your eyes open who knows what else you might be lucky enough to see.

Introduction to Birdsong

26/04/2013 10:00

Event Description

WWT London Wetland Centre is a marvellous location for birdwatching and, at this time of year, for "bird listening" too!

As songbirds declare their territories and attempt to attract a mate they're often hidden away in the dense foliage of trees or reedbeds. So getting to know them by the sounds they make is very handy whatever your level of interest in birds and wildlife. In this one and a half hour session you'll learn how to identify birds through song, guided by one of our experts through useful tips, notes and fieldwork. Read more »

Introduction to Birdsong

22/04/2013 10:00

Event Description

WWT London Wetland Centre is a marvellous location for birdwatching and, at this time of year, for "bird listening" too!

As songbirds declare their territories and attempt to attract a mate they're often hidden away in the dense foliage of trees or reedbeds. So getting to know them by the sounds they make is very handy whatever your level of interest in birds and wildlife. In this one and a half hour session you'll learn how to identify birds through song, guided by one of our experts through useful tips, notes and fieldwork. Read more »

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