Bristol’s Festival of Nature 2017

Bristol’s Festival of Nature 2017

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The Festival of Nature is an annual event promoting the conservation and preservation of wildlife, woodland, flora and fauna within our beautiful British countryside.

Throughout June nature explorers were spotted in Bristol and Bath as schools from across the region joined in the hunt for wildlife and activities at three school’s events. Clifton College has been supporting and sponsoring the festival’s schools’ events for the past eight years and this year pupils had yet another chance to learn about nature, wildlife and environmental issues through hands-on fun!

Starting at Bristol Festival of Nature, primary school pupils joined in games, crafts and activities organised by some of the South West’s best known environmental organisations. Activities included games of recycling basketball, earthworm hunting and orienteering around Millenium Square.

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The following week pupils joined in the hunt for wildlife around Bristol’s Stoke Park in the UKs first ever secondary school’s BioBlitz. Over the course of the day, pupils learned about nature and wildlife and discovered an amazing 135 different species!

The schools’ events ended with the Bath Bioblitz weekend with a hunt for wildlife around Bushey Norwood and the Bath Skyline and pupils found over 400 different species.

We were proud to support such a fantastic series of events that reflect Clifton College's love for education and the natural world.