WEDNESDAY 9TH JUNE – WHAT’S COMING UP TODAY?

9th June 2021


We are back for Day 5 of #FestOfNature21 and today we are getting lost in the woods for some tranquil time with the trees. We have a great lineup of interviews, live chats and activities to celebrate woodlands and discover the healing power of trees.


10:00 - Forest bathing | Immerse yourself in the woods - Watch the playlist on Youtube

Stay connected to the forests remotely with this series of calming forest bathing videos, including 360 VR


10:00 - Voices For Nature Podcast: Ross Kennerley of the Woodland Trust - Listen on Spotify | Anchor

Why trees are important for climate and their role in combatting climate change


10:30 - How to Make Your Garden More Dementia Friendly - Watch on Youtube or www.festivalofnature.org.uk

Meet Guy, who works for Alive Activities. Today he's here to share the work that he and others have done to create dementia friendly community gardens over the past year. https://aliveactivities.org/


11:00 - The Importance of Woodlands, Live with Ruth Hyde, Woodland Trust - Watch live on Facebook or Youtube

Join this live discussion with Ruth Hyde of the Woodland Trust, as we discuss why woodlands are important and how you can find out more about wildlife and woodlands.


11:30 - Rastafari - nature in religion - Watch on Youtube or www.festivalofnature.org.uk

A short video about the relationship between the Rastafari faith and the Natural world by Ras Benji @jahbenjii featuring the spiritual home of the Rastafari movement in the UK, Fairfield house in Bath @houseofhismajesty


12:00 - What is rewilding? - Watch on Vimeo

A video made by students at University of the West of England in Bristol trying to engage the community with rewilding as a way to halt the climate and ecological crisis. We have created a Facebook page and this video as an educational tool for those who may not be familiar with rewilding, but who want to do something to help. Please share with your friends and family to spread the word on rewilding! facebook.com/UWERewilding


12:30 - Chickens or Dickens: round 3 - Watch on Facebook | www.festivalofnature.org.uk | Youtube

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!


1:00 - Bristol Rainforest with Lize Bogusa - Watch on Facebook | www.festivalofnature.org.uk | Youtube

We go behind the scenes at Bristol Rainforest with Lize Bogusa to hear about their relationship with the natural world


1:00 - Think Like a Tree workshop - This workshop has now sold out

By learning to access the wisdom of the forest we can live happier, healthier and more productive lives ourselves.


2:00 - Alive Activities at Lawrence Weston Community Garden - Watch on Youtube or www.festivalofnature.org.uk


3:00 - Sustainable tree planting with Joe Middleton, Woodland Trust - Watch on Facebook | www.festivalofnature.org.uk | Youtube

Avoncliffe Wood is a unique site showcasing peaceful ancient woodland and new woodland creation. Discover how the Woodland Trust are looking after this enchanting site and trailing innovative technologies to plant trees in the most sustainable way.


3:30 - How do forests improve our wellbeing? - Watch on the Forestry England Website

Forests are places to seek adventure, make memories and find escape. For 100 years Forestry England have been looking after the nation's forests, so that they can take care of you.


4:00 - Voices For Nature Podcast: Jane Craven of the Woodland Trust - Listen on Spotify | Anchor

Our trees and woodlands are under pressure form human activities, diseases and pests, so how can we help protect them? In this episode of the Voices of Nature we speak to Jane Craven of the Woodland Trust to discuss the importance of woodlands and we need to step up our protection of trees.


5:00 - Nectar Nomad - Watch on Wevideo


6:00 - Show and Tell Nature: Turf Wars - Watch on Facebook | www.festivalofnature.org.uk | Youtube

Is the grass always greener? We will be looking at the impact that fake grass is having on our gardens, ecosystems and entire planet. I bet you cannot guess how many plastic straws astro turf is equivalent too? time to come along and uncover the dirty secrets behind ‘clean grass’. Join afterwards for a Q+A with the team who put Turf Wars together!


6:00 - The secret life of the forest: How the Bristol Zoological Society uses camera traps to save wildlife - Conservation unboxing lecture - Book now

Bristol Zoological Society conservationists use hidden, motion-activated cameras (called "camera traps") to take photos of wildlife in several of our projects. Camera traps are an amazing tool to help us study wildlife in ways that would not be possible only using human observers. Photos taken by camera traps can help us to understand the behaviour, abundance and distribution of many species in their natural habitats.


6:30 - Temple Tales: Midsummer Nature Nights // The Restorative Power of Nature  - Book one of the last few in person spaces

Can nature transform your body and mind? Join us as we explore the role that trees, woodlands and forests can play in supporting our mental health.

With an increasing body of research about the positive impact of nature on health, we explore the role that trees, woodlands and forests can play in supporting our mental health.


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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