Learn about Sir Peter Scott at discovery day

FAMILIES are invited to come along to Natural England’s Wash National Nature Reserve on Sunday and learn about Sir Peter Scott.

Learn about Sir Peter Scott’s life, take part in various activities on offer throughout the day and enjoy the beauty of the Wash on the ‘Sir Peter Scott Discovery Day’ to be held at the Wash National Nature Reserve.

Other activities available on the day are:

• A Digital Camera workshop - an ideal way to discover nature on the reserve through the lens. These workshops (with digital camera’s provided), on the Nature Reserve will take place at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

• Learn about Sir Peter Scott by taking part in the Sir Peter Scott trail – complete the trail to win a goodie bag.

• Paint your own version of a Sir Peter Scott painting activity.

• Create a special Shelduck card

• Decorate, create and fly a ‘bird’ kite

It is also the last opportunity for the summer to take a tour of the East (Sir Peter Scott) lighthouse with the Snowgoose Wildlife Trust and see where Peter Scott lived in the 1930s, though charges will apply.

Sir Peter Scott Discovery Day will begin at 11am until 3pm and participants will need to meet at the Wash National Nature Reserve by the East (Sir Peter Scott) Lighthouse, near Sutton Bridge, PE12 9YT

Natural England’s Community Outreach Adviser, Sonia Reveley for The Wash National Nature Reserve said: “Sir Peter Scott lived in the East Lighthouse in the 1930s and was passionate about the Wash, its habitats and wildlife. He later became the ‘father of conservation’ and this event is an ideal opportunity for young people to learn more about Sir Peter Scott and experience for themselves the wilderness and beauty of the Wash.”

There is a no charge per participant for the event and there is no need to book, just turn up any time from 11am. Please contact Sonia Reveley on 01553-818503 or 07920-295237 for more details. All equipment will be provided at the events and children must be accompanied by an adult.