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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
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
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 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
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...

3:30 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 - 4:55 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,...

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Birdfair Careers Clinic - Careers roundup
Come along at the end of the day to have an informal chat with a range of speakers and attendees...

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
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...