Join the Festival of Nature online with our livestream programme!

21st April 2022

Join one of the online livestream events taking place as part of the Festival of Nature 2022.

Draw Along with Lauren Cook | Saturday 11 June 1 - 2pm

Grab your colouring pencils and a sheet of paper as we get creative with PhD student and wildlife artist Lauren Cook. Learn how to draw a carpenter bee with Lauren and discover more about the wonderful lives of our pollinating pals with a guest expert.

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An Interview with Charlie Young, Blue Ventures | Saturday 11 June | 11 - 11.30am

Tune in to this live interview with Charlie Young, part of the Blue Ventures team as we discover their work in communities around the globe and how you can get involved at home!

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Voices of Future Generations | Sunday 12 June | 11am - 12pm

Join storytime hosted by the Voices of Future Generations. Child authors from across the world will take you on a magical journey through their stories addressing children's rights and sustainable development. Tune in to listen to their hopes, dreams and vision for a sustainable world. 

"These young voices must be heard and they must encourage global leaders to keep their promises."

— Irina Bokova, Former Director-General, UNESCO

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Tree Yoga with Eco Wild film release | Tuesday 14 June | 10:30 - 11am

Join us for the premier of this relaxing short film, as we learn from Emily Malik (EcoWild) the benefits of being active in nature.

Gathering Moss: Using creativity to tackle climate change - Art Center Nabi, Watershed and Bang & Lee | Monday 13 June | 1 - 2pm | 18+

Four early career artists/activists from the UK and South Korea explore how creativity can be a powerful tool in the fight to tackle climate change.

In Autumn 2021, our panellists Sooah Kwak, Chanu Lee, Heather Gibson and Tom Forsey took part in Gathering Moss, a Korea-British global cultural project that supported a group of seven early career artists to engage in climate action. The project, hosted by Art Center Nabi (Seoul), Watershed (Bristol) and media artists Bang & Lee (Seoul), included a 5-day digital/physical Creative Camp where our panellists worked to share and develop ideas, across two global locations and unsynchronised time zones. The work culminated in the launch of a digital landscape populated with their artistic ideas, where so far, almost 17,000 visitors have imagined the future of our rapidly heating world.

Join us to hear more about Gathering Moss, the process of collaborating across continents and the fascinating ideas behind the artworks. The discussion will also explore the power of blending art and activism from the perspective of early career creatives, and how our panellists are using their creativity to tackle climate change.

Unlocking the Severn | Tuesday 14 June | 7 - 8pm

Did you know that every year in June, hidden from view, rare and endangered migratory fish – twaite shad - are returning out to sea through the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel, after an epic spawning migration up the UK’s longest river?

Join us online for a screening of a documentary film all about Unlocking the Severn – the project that has this year unlocked the length of the River Severn for shad and other fish for the first time since weirs were built nearly 180 years ago!  The film, written and directed by award-winning film-maker Nina Constable and presented by consummate wild places broadcaster Monty Halls shares insights about this rare fish, the project’s scientific monitoring of migrating shad, its citizen science programme, and the construction of massive fish pass structures that have unlocked 158 miles of vital river habitat. 

With your chance to ask questions in a live Q&A with members of the project team after the film.

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Meet the Lemurs | Wednesday 15 June | 12:30 - 1pm

Meet the lemurs at Wild Place! Join us for a live behind the scenes interview with lemur keeper Joe Norman, and find out about saving lemurs in Madagascar with Zoo conservationist Sam Cotton.

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Water Guardians | Tuesday 14 June | 6 - 6.30pm

Somerset Wildlife Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and Wiltshire Wildlife Trust have joined forces with Wessex Water to work towards cleaner rivers and good quality habitats for wildlife. Funded by Wessex Water, the aim of the project is to recruit and train local volunteers – the Water Guardians – to monitor watercourses, identify possible pollution incidents and report them to Wessex Water for further investigation. Join this session to find out more about how the project is going and the partnership working underway.

Science & Sorcery | Online via YouTube | Friday 17 June | 7 - 11pm | 18+

We’re going on an adventure! Join a band of travellers from Science & Sorcery as they return to the Isle of Cretas, a mythical island inhabited by dangerous prehistoric creatures. This livestream event is a combination of Dungeons & Dragons, improvised comedy and science communication, where the audience can influence decisions! Are you ready? Then we’ll begin.

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