In The Know: Activities for World Environment Day!
Monday 5th June is World Environment Day and this year’s theme is “Connecting People to Nature”. The day aims to encourage awareness and action for the protection of the environment. Listed below are some activities for young people that would like to learn more about the world and how to protect environment.
Camley Street Natural Park: This two-acre urban nature reserve is situated in one of the most densely populated areas of London. The reserve features butterflies, birds, bats and a variety of plants. The animals are located in habitats which include wetlands, woodland, and meadow. To celebrate World Environment Day, London Wildlife Trust will be offering free tours of Camley Street Natural Park to families and all those interested in nature. For more information on the park, read here.
Deep Time Walk: The University of Arts London is providing an opportunity for families who want to really connect with nature, a chance to do so by taking them on a 4.6km walk, whilst making use of the Deep Time Walk app. The walk represents the Earth’s history with every meter representing one million years. The walk will teach you how our planet evolved, the formation of oceans, atmosphere and the origin of first life. For more information, read here.
Physical geography student photo competition: This competition is the brainchild of the Physical Geography Special Interest Group. The competition aims to encourage observation, awareness, knowledge, interaction and interpretation of physical geography. The competition has two categories to cater for students between the ages of 11 and 18. The competition entry deadline is Friday 17 September 2017. For more information, read here.
The GT Scholars Programme is an after-school programme that focuses on growth mindset and helping young people achieve their aspirations. The programme includes tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. If you’re interested in hearing more about the programme, register your interest and we’ll get in touch: www.gtscholars.org/register-your-interest
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