Do you live in Bristol? Do you love nature? well this event will be great for you!!
Each of the wheel’s 24 pods will be filled with nature experts, wildlife presenters and researchers for one hour only on Saturday June 10, giving people the chance to ask them questions and find out more about nature while enjoying a bird’s eye view of Bristol.
The event is free of charge and people need to register their interest to play the Nature Roulette, with winners being selected at random. Entries close on Wednesday June 7 and winners will be announced on Thursday June 8. You will only have 24 hours to confirm if you can attend so keep an eye on your inbox!!
The Nature Roulette will run from 11am – 12 pm and the lucky ticket holders will each be given a pair of tickets. Register to play the game here.
Savita Custead, festival director, said: “The festival is all about encouraging people to connect with nature and this is a really fun and quirky way of doing so. Who knows who will be in your pod? Expect some fun nature surprises too that will entertain and enthral.”
Other highlights over the course of the two-week festival include:
- Art Safari – Can art help us better understand the natural world? Festival of Nature hosts a brand new collaboration with Upfest (Europe’s largest street art festival) and BBC Natural History Unit, and has invited one of Bristol’s favourite urban artists, Andy Council, to create a surprise brand new artwork in the middle of the Festival at the Harbourside. Join in with your own art piece or share your ideas as it comes to life over the two days.
- Explore the fascinating world of dinosaurs and fossils: Find out about Theco, Bristol’s very own dinosaur, take part in dinosaur games and activities including Trieratops Hoop-la and a dinosaur feely box where you can explore what dinosaurs felt like. Meet ‘Fluffy’, Bristol Museum’s very own cast of a pliosaur skull.
- Step into a secret mobile cinema: ‘Lionel’ the campervan will follow the festival on its journey along the River Avon, screening behind-the-scenes stories of the river.
- Hope for sunshine: Have a go on a solar telescope with Bristol’s Astronomical Society. Head down to the Amphitheatre at Bristol’s harbourside – look out for sunspots and other strange solar phenomena.
- Get up close and personal with nature: Meet live animals throughout the day including owls, hedgehogs, snakes, earthworms, baby chickens, moths, caterpillars and bees. Step into North Somerset’s Butterfly House to see hundreds of these beautiful creatures flying around you. Avon Wildlife Trust returns to Millennium Square with their nature table of the ‘weird and wonderful side of nature’.
- Learn about the bats and the bees at Bath’s Festival of Nature on June 25: Find out why the River Avon is a Bat super-highway at bat walks and talks. Make a pompom bat or a bug hotel to create a habitat for bat food. There’s even an electronic bat themed quiz. Help create some spectacular window boxes and contribute to a new bumblebee super-highway through the city.
- Find out the story behind your treasured fossils: A Jurassic Roadshow is coming to Bath’s Festival of Nature. Bring your fossils from home and experts will identify and tell you all about them. Some beautiful fossils will also be on display – perfect for budding palaeontologists!
A festival programme can be downloaded here. All events are free to enter, but some may require advance booking so visit www.festivalofnature.org.uk for a full listing and more information. You can also follow the festival on Twitter: @FestofNature and on Facebook: @BristolFON.
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