Event details

Free event for on Tue 26, Wed 27, Thu 28 Oct

Forests for the Future

A series of free workshops for families, aimed at children 7+, that explore different climate change themes through discovery, crafts and problem solving.

There will be a different theme each day, with four workshops running from 10:00 – 10:45, 11:15 – 12:00, 13:00 – 13:45, 14:15 – 15:00.

Each workshop has three activities plus the opportunity to make a family pledge.  There’s space for six families per workshop, and you will be paired with another family to rotate around the activities.

Booking is essential. Email the learning team with the date and time you’d like to book and the number of adults and children (with ages) attending.

Tuesday 26 October, Adapting our Future Forests

Trees for the future quiz in the tree collection
Designing and making a model of forest adapted to climate change
Create Japanese leaf prints (hapa zome) using leaves from trees adapted to our future climate

Wednesday 27 October, Growing our forests

Seed scavenger hunt out in the tree collection
Seed viability, preparation and sowing to grow at home
Challenge: where could we plant trees to help with the impacts of climate change?
Make a family pledge about how you can reduce your carbon emissions

Thursday 28 October, Biodiversity and habitat restoration

Wildlife survey out in the tree collection
Designing and building invertebrate homes
Making a willow bird feeder