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Snowdrop Strolls

Thursday 1st February
Rowallane Garden
Normal Admission, Members Free

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Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission Members Free

Snowdrop Walks

Saturday 3rd February
The Argory, Moy
Normal Admission Members Free

Path Edging and Bird Count

Saturday 3rd February
Comber Greenway
Free

Pond Improvement

Sunday 4th February
Rea’s Wood Antrim
Free

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Rethinking Engagement – A Dialogue Approach

Wednesday 7th February
Holywell Diversecity Community Partnership Building, 10–12 Bishop St, Derry

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NI Science Festival 2018

Thursday 15th February
Various, see website for details
See website for details

Brexit, Climate and Energy Policy

Thursday 15th February
Arthur Cox, Ten Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2
Free

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Nest Fest

Saturday 17th February
Springhill, Moneymore
Normal Admission, Members Free

Woodland walk at Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road

Saturday 17th February
Breen Forest on Glenshesk Road
Free

Scrub Clearance

Sunday 18th February
Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, Belfast Hills
Free

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Priorities for Transport Infrastructure in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 20th February
Radisson Blu Hotel, The Gasworks, 3 Cromac P lace, Ormeau Road, Belfast
See website for details

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Shifting Shores Wave 2 seminar

Thursday 22nd February
Olympic Suite, Titanic Belfast

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Grassroots Social Event in Belfast

Saturday 24th February
TBC
Free

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Sun Shines for Speedwell Camp 1 August 2013

During three very hot weeks in July Speedwell Trust held their 5th Annual Cross Community Summer programme. Ninety children from the local community, aged between 6–12 years old, took part in a range of outdoor action packed environmental activities at their centre in Parkanaur Forest Park near Dungannon.

The aim of the programme is to bring local children together from different schools to give them the opportunity to mix and meet each other as well as exploring their outdoor environment of Parkanaur Forest Park through a range of challenging but fun activities. Children were involved in technology activities, investigating wildlife habitats, pond dipping, exploring the local river, recycling, minibeast hunting as well as many practical fun activities. In the final day of each week the children travelled to the Armagh Planetarium to build rockets and explore the solar system.  

The Speedwell summer programme is led by staffs who are qualified and experienced teachers, as well as students from Stranmillis and St Mary’s Teacher Training College, St Ciaran’s College, Ballygawley and St Patrick’s Academy, Dungannon who are volunteering their services.

Over the last few years many parents have given very positive feedback. One parent stated ‘This is an excellent scheme – my daughter really enjoyed it every day. The activities were fantastic and helped her learn so much. She talked about what she did every day!’ 

Speedwell Trust Manager Eamon McClean said ‘This summer programme is unique to this local area. We provide an opportunity for young people to get outdoors and participate in fun activities which are both challenging and educational. It also allows children to come together to enjoy themselves in a stimulating environment irrespective of cultural background, colour or creed. This truly reflects the ethos of Speedwell.’