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This event will bring together the local community around Silwood Park, school children, families and naturalists, for a fun family day out packed with activities. Visitors will learn about how they can play their part locally and globally in monitoring biodiversity, through engagement with local wildlife trusts, international NGOs and research organisations.

With a host of exciting field-based activities possible, such as pond dipping, bug hunts or bird walks, as well as the opportunity for interactive displays and computer-based demonstrations, there is something for everyone on this day. Our aim is that visitors will leave with a good understanding of how they can help conservation efforts locally and globally, whether in person or via new technologies.

This is a free day of fun for the whole family, and we hope you will join us and learn how you can do your bit for your environment.

Activities taking place at this event

face painting

Free animal face painting – what will you be?


  • Pond dipping – will you find some crayfish?  
  • Bug hunting – tiny creatures to amaze you.  
  • Birdsong walks – how many can you identify?  
  • Camera trapping – what will our hidden cameras discover?  
  • Fungi forays in the woods – discover mushrooms and much more.  
  • Wilderness survival techniques – for the Bear Grylls in us all!
  • Connect with nature 1000’s of miles away and learn how technology can bring far flung places to your doorstep.    
  • Learn how you can use your laptop, phone or ipad to help scientists conserving wildlife all over the world.  
  • Find out how you can get involved with wildlife clubs near you. 

And much, much more. 

There will be a BBQ with meat and vegetarian options and soft drinks available throughout the day. There will also be a picnic area should you decide to bring snacks and a blanket with you.



If you are interested to attend or would like any further information please contact Victoria Ireton at v.ireton@imperial.ac.uk, or by post at: Imperial College London, Silwood Park Campus, Buckhurst Road, Ascot , SL5 7PY.