Readers of this blog will be aware that we recommenced some limited face to face education delivery last month with the introduction of “socially distant family pond dipping” with great success and fantastic feedback.
Most children are of course now back at school but I have just updated our Eventbrite listings with more pond dipping event sessions to take place over the next couple of months and they are “re-branded” to encourage our older (& wiser?!) visitors to take part.
“Pond dipping & wildlife identification” events/sessions, follow an identical format to those of the family pond dips: one hour duration, including an introduction to, & demonstration of, the equipment provided, before we leave you to discover the wealth of freshwater wildlife hiding beneath the surface of the pond. We will of course remain on hand and available to help you with the identification and/or answer any questions you might have about your catch or ponds generally, although always from a safe social distance.
Suitable for an individual or small group of adults interested in wildlife as well as being a lovely way to spend time as a family, bookings are for one bubble at a time to enable social distancing (now up to a maximum of 6 people in line with the recently revised instruction from Government).
Clean disinfected, equipment is provided for each session, in between each of which the bench tops are also cleaned down with disinfectant.
Although the Centre remains closed we do of course now have portaloo’s available for visitor use and you will also be able to use our “tippy-tap” hand washing station adjacent to the pond to wash your hands during and after the activity 😉
Bookings must be made by Eventbrite using the links below:
October 6th 2020 (Tuesday)
10am – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pond-dipping-wildlife-identification-tickets-120624277461?aff=erelpanelorg
11.30am – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pond-dipping-wildlife-identification-tickets-120624335635?aff=erellivmlt
1.30pm – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pond-dipping-wildlife-identification-tickets-120624532223?aff=erelpanelorg
October 18th 2020 (Sunday)
10am – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pond-dipping-wildlife-identification-tickets-120624965519?aff=erellivmlt
11.30am – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pond-dipping-wildlife-identification-tickets-120625184173?aff=erelpanelorg
1.30pm – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pond-dipping-wildlife-identification-tickets-120625398815?aff=erelpanelorg
Depending upon how much take up there is, more dates will be added, details of which will be added to Eventbrite as well as the Trusts Event pages on the website.
We look forward to seeing you!