To enable young people and families to become more engaged in their natural environment the Wild Green Places Project from the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust has joined with the Darlington & Teesdale Naturalists’ Field Club to launch the Darlington Wildlife Explorers. This is a fantastic series of family wildlife events and wildlife challenges throughout 2018.
The Darlington Wildlife Explorers initiative is using expertise from the Tees Valley Wildlife Trust combined with enthusiasm and sponsorship from Darlington & Teesdale Naturalists’ Field Club. Organised events will encourage whole families to take part in a year of wildlife exploring, discovering and fun challenges.
The series of three major events begins with Natures Calendar on Sunday 15 April at South Park in Darlington to explore the seasons. Sunday 5 August moves the location to Maidendale Nature Reserve to discover mini-monsters, followed by fungi and foraging in Geneva Wood on Sunday 7 October.
In between the main events, families will be able to carry out other challenges at their own pace from details contained in an activity booklet with thirty fun and adventurous activities. As families complete the varied challenges they collect award stickers for becoming Wildlife Explorers, Wildlife Recorders and Wildlife Heroes.
All for £5 per family. This covers a 32 page activity booklet, stickers and completion prize.
Find out about the first event here