TV naturalist to open children’s wildlife conference in Exeter
TV naturalist Nick Baker is set to open a conference for Exeter school children this month which aims to encourage young people to become wildlife champions.
The conference is open to school children of all ages from around Exeter and is being held on Thursday, October 20 at St James’s School. The event will begin at 9.30am and run until 2pm. School’s attending include St Peters, St Lukes, Ladysmith Junior School, Stoke Hill Junior School and Whipton Barton Junior School.
The conference will include a range of workshops ranging from feeding birds, to habitat construction, to how to plant for butterflies and bees. Workshops will be run by a number of local conservation organisations, including Paignton Zoo, BugLife, the RSPB and the Marine Conservation Society.
It has been set up through the Exeter Wild City project and arranged by Devon Wildlife Trust’s Education Officer Paul Martin.
The idea is to encourage the children to become part of the new Exeter Wildlife Champions Network. The network aims to inspire them and teach them how to make their local environment more wildlife friendly, be it at their schools, a local park or on their own patch at home.
To take part in the conference schools should contact Paul on 01392 279244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Exeter Wild City is a five year partnership project between Devon Wildlife Trust and Exeter City Council. The aim of the project is to improve green space for wildlife and people across the city, connecting them up so that wildlife can move through the urban setting.