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Wild Zone

16th August 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm Crafts for all
Fun crafts for all ages to enjoy. We are making things “above and below the water”. No need to pre-book,...

10:00 am - 12:30 pm Willow Weaving for all
Come along and learn how to make fishes from willow! No need to pre-book , just come along and join...

11:00 am - 11:30 am Learn to become a Mammal Detective by Alex White & Angela Mills
A fun, interactive session for the young and young at heart. Using a mixture of props, games and activities Alex...

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Bug hunting for all
Come and help us find and identify the bugs that live near the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature Reserve....

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Pond Dipping for all
Come and help us find and identify what lives in the pond in the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature...

11:45 am - 12:15 pm Cool Nature by Amy-Jane Beer
A fast, furious and fun celebration of some of nature's coolest facts and stats. Drawing on her book of the...

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Bug hunting for all
Come and help us find and identify the bugs that live near the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature Reserve....

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Nature Calls by Mark Carwardine
Imagine you are out in the wilds, listening to some of the most extraordinary, awe-inspiring and hilarious animal sounds on...

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Pond Dipping for all
Come and help us find and identify what lives in the pond in the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature...

1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Inspiring the next generation of wildlife photographers and conservationists by Jonathan and Angela Scott - Changed from printed programme
Jonathan and Angela Scott share their love of the natural world and explore what it takes to become award winning...

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Willow Weaving for all
Come along and learn how to make fishes from willow! No need to pre-book , just come along and join...

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Wildlife in your garden by Mike Dilger
Wildlife in your garden! Suitable for all ages.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Bug hunting for all
Come and help us find and identify the bugs that live near the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature Reserve....

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Pond Dipping for all
Come and help us find and identify what lives in the pond in the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature...

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Animals don’t say cheese with Adrian Cale
All the planning in the world cannot predict what will happen next when making wildlife television programmes. Adrian’s talk takes...

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Bug hunting for all
Come and help us find and identify the bugs that live near the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature Reserve....

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Pond Dipping for all
Come and help us find and identify what lives in the pond in the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature...

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Winter sleep: A hibernation story by Alex Morss
Snuggle down, children, for a cosy woodland story. Follow a child and his gran through a winter landscape to explore...

17th August 2019

10:00 am - 11:20 am Birdfair Careers Clinic - Mini careers talks
If you’re choosing a career path, these short talks aim to give you a flavour of what it’s like working...

10:00 am - 4:30 pm Crafts for all
Fun crafts for all ages to enjoy. We are making things “above and below the water”. No need to pre-book,...

10:00 am - 12:30 pm Willow Weaving for all
Come along and learn how to make fishes from willow! No need to pre-book , just come along and join...

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Bug hunting for all
Come and help us find and identify the bugs that live near the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature Reserve....

11:30 am - 12:15 pm AFON Youth Debate: What’s the Point in Volunteering?
At some point in our lives, we’ve all voluntarily donated our time in the name of conservation. Whether it’s getting...

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Pond Dipping for all
Come and help us find and identify what lives in the pond in the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature...

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Bug hunting for all
Join us and help find and identify the bugs that live near the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature Reserve....

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Pond Dipping for all
Come and help us find and identify what lives in the pond in the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature...

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Birdfair Careers Clinic - Campaigning workshop by Matt Williams
Hello world-changer. This session will give you top tips and handy hints to get your own campaign started and tackle...

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Willow Weaving for all
Come along and learn how to make fishes from willow! No need to pre-book , just come along and join...

2:00 pm - 3:20 pm Birdfair Careers Clinic - Session 1
Find out what it’s like working in different types of conservation organisations. Bring along your questions and meet people working...

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Bug hunting for all - with Mike Dilger
Join Mike Dilger and help us find and identify the bugs that live near the Wild Zone at Rutland Water...

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Pond Dipping for all
Come and help us find and identify what lives in the pond in the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature...

3:30 pm - 4:20 pm Birdfair Careers Clinic - Session 2
Find out what it’s like working in different types of conservation organisations. Bring along your questions and meet people working...

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Bug hunting for all
Come and help us find and identify the bugs that live near the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature Reserve....

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Pond Dipping for all
Come and help us find and identify what lives in the pond in the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature...

4:30 pm - 5:15 pm Birdfair Careers Clinic - CV workshop by Nick Askew
Ready to launch your career in the world of conservation or looking to take the next step? During the session,...

18th August 2019

10:00 am - 4:30 pm Crafts for all
Fun crafts for all ages to enjoy. We are making things “above and below the water”. No need to pre-book,...

10:00 am - 12:30 pm Willow Weaving for all
Come along and learn how to make fishes from willow! No need to pre-book , just come along and join...

10:00 am - 10:30 am Young people and nature by Alexandra Pearce & Lucy Hodson
With a constant stream of negative news surrounding our environment, its not difficult to understand why young people are struggling...

10:45 am - 11:15 am What a waste by Jess French
We are poisoning our planet! What can we do about it? Join Jess in an interactive talk all about plastic,...

11:15 am - 12:15 pm Bug hunting for all
Come and help us find and identify the bugs that live near the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature Reserve....

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Getting Wild in your Garden by WildlifeKate MacRae
Ever seen a mouse on mini sofa, a blue tit nesting in its own sitting room nest box or a...

11:30 am - 12:30 pm Pond Dipping for all - with Mike Dilger
Come and help us find and identify what lives in the pond in the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature...

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Chased by Dinosaurs and their feathered descendants by Nigel Marven
Meeting feathery Dinosaurs in "Prehistoric Park" and their descendants, the most impressive birds alive today! Suitable for all ages.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Bug hunting for all
Come and help us find and identify the bugs that live near the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature Reserve....

12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Pond Dipping for all
Come and help us find and identify what lives in the pond in the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature...

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Inherit the Earth: Next Generation Question Time Panel Chaired by Dominic Dyer
Over the past 12 months we have seen a rising crescendo of young voices from around the world calling for...

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm Willow Weaving for all
Come along and learn how to make fishes from willow! No need to pre-book , just come along and join...

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Cool Nature by Amy-Jane Beer
A fast, furious and fun celebration of some of nature's coolest facts and stats. Drawing on her book of the...

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm Bug hunting for all
Come and help us find and identify the bugs that live near the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature Reserve....

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Pond Dipping for all
Come and help us find and identify what lives in the pond in the Wild Zone at Rutland Water Nature...