This Saturday (22nd May) is International Biodiversity Day: http://www.biodiversity-day.info/ and to celebrate, we are having a wonderful Big Saturday event focusing on the amazing variety of life. The day will be bursting with activities for all ages.
Matt, Adam, Alicia and I will be in our discovery Centre from 11-4 with a host of our favourite reptiles, amphibians, and spiders for everyone to see. It would be great to meet you if you would like to come along and say hello and see some of our animals. Also, in the afternoon, I will giving two interactive talks between 1.30 and 2.30 on the diversity of reptiles and amphibians where I will be using a wide range of unusual animals from our Vivarium collection, including unusual snakes, lizards and frogs. During each talk you will be able to get up close to the animals and learn all about the many ways they have adapted to survive. All the talks and all the events we are putting on are completely free, so you just need to come along early and book on the day.
For further details, please see: http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/whatson/may/
If you can’t make it on Saturday, you can always still make a pledge International Year of Biodiversity or perhaps arrange to come visit us one afternoon during the week. On weekdays we also now have a special handling table in the Vivarium between 3 and 4 in the afternoon (pictured). The featured animals change on a daily basis and it is proving very popular with all our visitors. One of us is always on hand to answer any questions and, together with one of the voluteers from the Museum’s Volunteer Scheme, you can safely get close to some of our coolest creatures.
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