This week sees the start of a range of summer activities for families with The National Trust for Jersey. Erin Cowham, the newest member of the team and Senior Education Officer for the Trust will be leading three events; Precious Pollinators, Super Seas and Waste-free-Wednesdays.
Precious Pollinators will take place in and around Le Noir Pré in St Ouen’s Bay where the focus will be on the importance of pollinating insects. Children can go on a bug hunt and create wildflower seed-bombs to make their own mini meadows at home. As well as being lots of fun, the event will highlight the importance of wildflower meadows as absorbers of carbon dioxide and in supporting biodiversity.
‘Super Seas’ will take place at either L’Etacq or La Rocque at low tide and the focus will be on saving our seas; their fragility and the carbon dioxide that is ‘fixed’ by the oceans. Erin will lead a walk to the low-water mark where children can go rock pooling, learn about marine habitats and undertake a beach clean on the way back up the beach.
‘Waste-free-Wednesdays at the White house’ is a new event staged in Le Don Hilton – the little ‘White House’ in St Ouen’ Bay and is all about reducing, repairing, repurposing and upcycling! Erin will be joined by local craft workers and artists who will show children how to make a bags, beads, wild animals, plant holders and so on from old materials and things that we would usually throwaway.
To book on any of the above events please go to www.nationaltrust.je/events or events on the Trust’s Facebook page.
The events are free to members and £7 for the Precious Pollinators and Super Seas and £10 for the Waste Free Wednesdays for non-Members.
The Education Programme is kindly supported by Jersey Electricity.