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Festival of Nature 2017 Schools’ Events

Bug hunting, bird spotting, recycling and learning what it means to be a bat!

Throughout June nature explorers were spotted in Bristol and Bath as schools from across the region joined in the hunt for wildlife and activities at three school’s events. Generously supported by Clifton College, the Festival of Nature’s schools’ events gave pupils the chance to learn about nature, wildlife and environmental issues through hands-on fun!

Starting at Bristol Festival of Nature, Primary School pupils joined in games, crafts and activities organised by some of the South West’s best known environmental organisations. Activities included games of recycling basketball, earthworm hunting and orienteering around Millenium Square! Watch the short video below to see more of what they got up to…

The following week pupils joined in the hunt for wildlife around Bristol’s Stoke Park in the UKs first ever secondary school’s BioBlitz. Over the course of the day, pupils learned about nature and wildlife and discovered an amazing 135 different species!

Pupils from across Bath kicked off the largest Wildlife hunt the city had ever seen! Pupils arrived on Friday and started the Bath BioBlitz weekend, joining in the hunt for wildlife around Bushey Norwood and the Bath Skyline.Their efforts lead to over 400 different species being found over the course of the weekend! Pupils learned about bird watching, butterfly recording and how bats sense the world around them!

A huge thank you to Clifton College for making this year’s Festival of Nature’s schools’ events possible!