EVENT NEWS: It’s a month of discovery this March with CambridgePPF
Two days of discovery and learning beckon in March as local charity Cambridge Past, Present & Future (CambridgePPF) challenge both adults and children to find wonder in nature and wildlife. Begin the month with a one-day course in basket making that teaches traditional willow weaving. Follow this with a Wildlife Science Day packed with activities including looking inside an observation honeybee hive and scavenger hunts, where you’ll learn about Wandlebury’s wildlife habitats. As part of Cambridge University’s Science Festival, Wandlebury offers plenty of fun for the whole family.
Beginners Basket Making Day: Saturday 7 March: 10am to 4pm
Learn the traditional skill of basket making, its techniques and the materials to use, in this one- day course for adults held in the Stable Room at Wandlebury. Enjoy experimenting in a relaxed environment and create a simple basket that is yours to keep using sustainable willow taken from CambridgePPF’s sites. Please wear warm clothes as the Stable Room with be kept cool to prevent the willow from drying out. In addition, bring an old towel to wrap the willow in. Tea and coffee will be provided throughout the day; however, course members must bring their own packed lunch. This course will be repeated on Saturday, 2 May.
NB: This full-day event is £35 per person (members £30). Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Bookings must be paid in full no later than 48 hours prior to the start of the course.
Wandlebury Wildlife Science Day: Saturday 21 March: 10am to 3.30pm
Enjoy a day of discovery at CambridgePPF’s Wandlebury Country Park as part of the Cambridge University Science Festival. All ages are welcome to take part in a host of exciting activities looking at Wandlebury’s resident wildlife and habitats. Take a look insider an observation honeybee hive, learn about small mammal and live moth trapping, take part in pond life investigations, scavenger hunts, children’s craft activities, guided tours and much more! All children must be accompanied by an adult.
NB: This event is free to attend and there is no need to book, however a donation would be greatly appreciated to support the charity’s environmental education programme.
Directions: Wandlebury Country Park is on the A1307, 2.5km south of the Addenbrooke’s roundabout. Parking is available on site and is free to members, £3 per vehicle to non members.
For more information or to book a place at any of these events please email: firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01223 243830 extension 207 or visit www.cambridgeppf.org/events