We are working with Bolton Museum, the Froglife team, and other organisations and experts to host a special event with activities and talks – all on an aquatic wildlife theme. There will be a chance to meet some of the stunning live amphibians from the Museum’s vivarium, learn about tropical fish conservation from Bolton Museum’s top Aquarists, and inspect aquatic insects with our experts from the Museum’s Entomology department. The day will also feature live rare fish, native reptiles, tortoises, and unusual crayfish. There will be plenty of opportunities to have a go at arts and crafts, and to find out more about local volunteering opportunities and local places to explore.
There will be a selection of fun activities for families, young people and enthusiasts to help spread the message about the value of water for wildlife. Our theme focuses on the fact that some diverse and incredible species depend on aquatic habitats, and this will be a chance to learn more, find out how to spot some of these animals, and see some of them up close and personal.
The Froglife Big Saturday will also include a programme of exciting and informative talks aimed at adults and young people over 12yrs about global conservation. These will include opportunities to watch films about our native toad from Bufo Film Productions, tips on European wildlife spotting by Matt, and a presentation by myself on tropical amphibian conservation. A number of staff and scientists from Froglife and The University of Manchester’s Faculty of Life Sciences, including Sam Taylor, John Walker, Victoria Ogilvy, Amanda Bamford, Katy Woodburn, and Andrew Dean, will also be sharing their work and research about amphibian conservation, amphibian declines, crayfish, aquatic carnivorous plants, and lake phytoplankton.
Please come and join in the fun from 11am to 4pm. No booking is necessary and entrance to the Museum and to do most of the activities is free.
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