Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Calling all Wildlife Explorers!

RSPB members in the Bradford area are setting up a new Wildlife Explorers group for young people in the Bradford and Airedale area! The group is called the Airedale Otters and is for any young person aged six and upwards interested in wildlife.

The group will give young people a range of activities to take part in, broadly on a monthly basis, to enable them to experience and develop an interest in all aspects of nature, including birds, mammals, amphibians, insects, plants, trees… the whole range of wildlife. They will also, among other things, discover why the amazing Otter can once again be listed among the animals that inhabit the waterways in this area.

We’re having a launch event on Sunday 19th June 2011 from 1pm until 4pm at the Bracken Hall Countryside Centre, Glen Road, Baildon, Shipley, BD17 5EA.

Bradford Council are generously supporting this event by providing their excellent facilities and services of an experienced Museum Officer at Bracken Hall so that young people can come along and, in a safe environment, enjoy learning many interesting facts about local wildlife. Future events are being planned so that, approximately monthly, young people will be able to attend visits to local nature reserves, take part in wildlife and bird walks, study different types of habitat and many other fun activities.

The RSPB Youth Group Leaders who will run these events are all, of course, CRB checked. After the initial free launch event, a small charge will be made for most events, but these will be set at rates that do no more than cover costs.

If you would like to know more about the group, what is planned or how you could get involved in it, please come and visit us on Sunday 19th June at Bracken Hall Countryside Centre between 1pm and 4pm, or post a comment below.

Please click here for directions to Bracken Hall Countryside Centre.

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