What’s on?

 

CalendarEnvironment-related events coming up …

• 2017 is the United Nations ‘Year of Sustainable Tourism’.

 

 


JUNE 2017

Our theme at the Pump House, and in the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust in general, is ‘With Nature’. Follow the link to our theme page here 

 


Sunday 25th June
National Unplugging Day
Now in it’s third year, National Unplugging Day is a day of celebration and fun. It’s a day where we urge everyone to come together, break free from technology and re-connect with themselves and those they love.
Pledge to #GoGadgetFree and spend the day from sun-up to sun-down without any technology.
www.nationalunpluggingday.co.uk


JULY 2017 

For July, our theme at the Pump House, and in the Duckworth Worcestershire Trust in general, is ‘The Great Outdoors’

Saturday 1st July

National Meadows Day at Chapter Meadows, Worcester City Centre
Now in its third year National Meadows Day will offer a range of meadow and grassland based events and activities that will be taking place at nature reserves, country parks and other sites across the UK to encourage people to visit and enjoy their local meadow or grassland.

Scarecrow making!
DWT and WRE are holding a scarecrow making event in Worcester’s own city centre Chapter Meadows on Saturday 1st July 10am to 1pm.
It’s a free family event and to join in you’ll just need to bring some old clothes to dress your scarecrow- we’ll bring the rest!
http://www.magnificentmeadows.org.uk/celebrating-meadows/national-meadows-day
www.facebook.com/duckworthwt/


Sunday 2nd July

Bikeathon
Cycle through the beautiful south Worcestershire countryside, mainly on quiet country lanes or bike routes, to raise money for St Richards Hospice. 16, 45 or 64 miles with timed routes on the 45 and 64 mile routes.
www.strichards.org.uk/bikeathon


Wednesday 5th July
Walkways
A sensory stroll around Gheluvelt Park for people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Meet at Pump House Environment Centre 10.15am. Walk lasts 45 mins
£2 carers and family members free. Book your place 01905 420805


Saturday 8th July

Worcester Repair Cafe
A community project to inspire repair and re-use. No repair too small. Visit for repair advice and support for small electrical and household appliances, bikes, toys, furniture, clothes and ceramics…Plus the cakes are awesome and have to be seen to be believed.
11am to 2pm. S.T.A.R.S centre Stanley Road, Worcester WR5 1BE
Donations for repairs accepted at visitor discretion
www.facebook.com/repaircafeworcester

Introduction to Bees
An introduction to bees and how to identify some of the key species you’ll find around Lower Smite Farm and in your garden.
Find out more about their lifecycle and habitats with this introductory course that is ideal for Beginners.
Led by county bee/wasp recorder – Geoff Trevis
10:00am – 3:00pm   Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip WR3 8SZ
£20. Booking essential. Phone 01905 754919
www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk


Starts 14th July

Love Parks Week
A platform for thousands of park lovers to join forces in the UK’s largest celebration of green spaces.
http://www.keepbritaintidy.org/love-parks-week-2017/2862/2/1/999/3


Friday 14th July to 6th August

Big Butterfly Count
Share your love of butterflies and get involved in the big butterfly count. New app and downloadable chart for easy identification
www.bigbutterflycount.org


Saturday 15th July

Social sew-in and clothes swap
Free access to equipment such as overlockers, sewing machines and a wealth of knowledge from our social sew and sewers. If you have a sewing project, join us for the support you need to enable you to finish it.
Clothes swap at same time. Bring clean, wearable and unwanted clothes to swap. No out of shape jumpers or tshirts please.
Disabled access and lift available.
10am to 1pm, Pump House Environment Centre, Barbourne, Worcester WR13EZ
www.facebook.com/socialsewin/

Soil Health at Lower Smite Farm
Perfect for gardeners and wildlife enthusiasts alike. Soil is vitally important to life but what do we really know about it? Find out what soil wildlife is and how it helps your garden, what makes a healthy soil and how you can assess your soils health. Led by: Farm Manager – Caroline Corsie. Ideal for beginners.
Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip, WR3 8SZ, 10am to 1pm.
Booking essential. Phone 01905 754919
www.worcswildlifetrust.co.uk

Dragonfly week
Pick one day during Dragonfly week (ends 23rd July) and take part in the citizen science survey counting dragonflies. No experience necessary. There’s a downloadable spotter sheet and even an app to help. Dragonflies and Damselflies are vital indicators to the health of our freshwaters, which has an implication to the health of our natural world as a whole.
https://british-dragonflies.org.uk/node/7284


Sunday 16th July

Worcester Classic Bike Ride
Starts and finishes at Worcester Warriors ground at Sixways. 25, 60 and 100 mile routes.
www.facebook.com/worcesterclassic/


Tuesday 18th July

Nature Tots
Join us for our Nature Tots session led by the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust. Nature tots is a great way for early years to get messy and engage in the outdoors! Each session follows a wildlife theme, learning something new every month.
Including stories, outdoor games, guided activities and creative crafts, Nature Tots is perfect for helping your little ones to get wild.
The Pump House Environment Centre, Gheluvelt Park, WR1 3EZ. Suitable for ages 2 – 4 years. 


Wednesday 19th July

Walkways
A sensory stroll around Gheluvelt Park for people living with dementia, their carers, family and friends. Meet at Pump House Environment Centre 10.15am. Walk lasts 45 mins.
£2 carers and family members free. Book your place 01905 420805


Sunday 23rd July

St Peters Festival
DWT will be in attendance at this popular community event in Power Park, St Peters, Worcester
12noon to 4pm
https://www.facebook.com/FoStPP/


Monday 24th to Sunday 30th July

National Parks Week
Celebrate Britain’s breathing spaces. The United Kingdom has 15 National Parks with free family events planned to help you celebrate outdoors.
www.nationalparks.gov.uk


Monday 24th to Sunday 30th July

National Marine Week
More like 2 weeks, organised by The Wildlife Trusts, this event celebrates our marvellous marine mammals and encourages us to go out and explore our local seashores.
www.wildlifetrusts.org/weekends/marine