10th June 2021

It's the end of Day 6 of #FestofNature21 and today we've been celebrating actions for nature! A huge thanks to our amazing lineup of voices for nature for contributing to the interviews, podcats, live chats and activities. Below are links to everything which happened - if you missed anything the first time simply click on the titles.

Have you heard our Voice For Nature podcast yet? We released two episodes today both of which can be listened to on Listen on Spotify or Anchor:

Voices For Nature Podcast: Breaking into Geoscience

Today, Kitty is joined by Dr Hazel Beaumont to discuss the wonderful world of geoscience and the myriad of career options that are open to the budding geoscientists of the future

Voices For Nature Podcast: Take Less

Hear from experts and researchers on how small ways of taking a little less can massively reduce our personal impact on the natural world by cutting down waste and consumption

Talking of Audio - have you tried the "Castle Park as An Island of Discovery" audio tour? If not, Download the audio trail and map here! Join in this unique experience and at each stop along the way a research student from the University of Bristol's Cabot Institute will invite you to explore their research around nature and climate change and respond to a question.


Bristol Rainforest, Flourishing in St Paul's

We catch up with Judit Davis for more stories from the rainforest that is bringing communities together in St Pauls, Bristol. Look out for more interviews with volunteers from this hugely inspiring project on our Youtube (search #FestofNature21)

Conversation in Nature

Check out this Conversation in Nature from Grassroots Communities, as they speak to John, the caretaker at Withywood

Welcome from Steve England

It's time to meet Steve England, award-winning wildlife educator, conservationist and horticulturalist from Bristol, who encourages you to check out the Festival of Nature and get outdoors.

Putting up a nest box with the Avon Wildlife Trust

Want to tempt Autumn feathered visitors into your garden with a nest box? But not sure what style to chose or where to place it? This step-by step video has all the answers.

Alive Activities at Lawrence Weston Community Garden

We hear from Dave, who is here to talk about the importance of pollinators and why we should look after them, in another video from Alive Activities

Chickens or Dickens: Round 5

Is it a Dickens character or is it a breed of chicken? That's the question that Bushra Abu-Helil will asking you in this short Q&A. Bushra will be on hand everyday throughout the festival with a new bird brained teaser!

Live with Dave Bell, Natural England

Join this discussion with Dave Bell, Principal Adviser: Health, Wellbeing & the Environment to find out more about Natural England's Connecting People with Nature Programme

Growing Food with Bristol City Council's Parks Team

Discover how Bristol City Council’s Parks Team have been helping local food growing and supporting food clubs across the city. In this short film, we’ll meet some of the team responsible for sharing over 10,000 plants with 50 local groups that are helping to grow food for those in need.

Giving Rivers a Voice

Our rivers are vital for us and our wildlife, but they are under huge amounts of pressure. In this fascinating film, we’ll be meeting Darren and Eva, researchers from the University of the West of England, who are championing the importance of rivers and doing critical work to measure the health of our rivers.

Steppin Sistas

Hear from Sophie Brown, founder of Bristol Steppin Sistas, the walking group for women of colour founded in April 2021.

Show and Tell Nature: Nothing is waste

Challenging the idea that litter and scraps are ugly, the team will race to produce greeting cards for one lucky audience member against the clock, using only offcuts, waste and a little creativity. 

We also held our last bookable event this year! A fun boozy evening with Averys all about returning to nature through winemaking!

We hope you are enjoying this content and please check out the rest of the Festival of Nature 2021 by following #FestOfNature21 on socials. We’d love to hear your own nature connection stories so tag us using #InMyNature.

Visit the Festival of Nature Actions Hub to connect with nature in your neighbourhood and discover how your everyday actions can help with nature’s recovery. www.festivalofnature.org.uk

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