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Community Places Free Planning Advice

Wednesday 2nd May
Community Places, 2 Downshire Place, Belfast BT2 7JQ
Free

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Dry Stone Walling

Sunday 6th May
Mourne Mountains
Free

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Belfast Roadshow on Sustainable Development Goals

Tuesday 8th May
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, 3 Cromac Quay, Ormeau Gasworks, Belfast BT7 2JD
Free

Sustainable NI Carbon Management Training

Wednesday 9th May
Parliament Buildings, Belfast
See above

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An Evening Walk in Spring

Saturday 12th May
Belfast Area
Free

Guided bluebell walk at Prehen Wood

Sunday 13th May
Prehen Wood, Derry~Londonderry
Free

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Bluebell Stroll with the Ranger

Saturday 19th May
Murlough NNR
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Glenoe Geology Walk

Saturday 19th May
Glenoe Waterfall
No Charge, Donations Welcome

Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co Armagh – Historic Garden Restoration

Sunday 20th May
Gilford Castle, Gilford Village, Co–Armagh
Free

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Carbon Management Course

Wednesday 23rd May
Inspire Business Park, Newtownards
£225 (No VAT to pay)

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Country Fair

Sunday 27th May
Florence Court
Normal Admission Members Free

Jazz in the Garden at Mount Stewart

Sunday 27th May
Mount Stewart
Normal Admission Members Free

Cruise the Lough

Monday 28th May
Crom
Adult £4, Child £2

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Take part in “The Shore Thing” 25 February 2015

Ulster Wildlife is looking for GCSE and A Level classes, community groups or workplace teams to take part in local marine conservation

 

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The Shore Thing is a unique citizen science project running throughout the UK and Ireland. It gives schools and volunteer groups the opportunity to help monitor the impact of rising sea temperatures on our rocky shore species. All of the information collected by volunteers will be made available online and will help to build a picture of the present state of UK rocky shores and measure change in the future.

The Shore Thing aims to:

• Create a national database of verified and validated intertidal species for the UK;

• Engage schools and volunteer groups through fieldwork in marine conservation and raise awareness of marine issues;

• Strengthen the links between education and marine research in the UK.

The project uses two survey types: a timed species search focussed on climate indicator and non–native species; and a transect survey using quadrats and abundance scales to record biodiversity.

Students and volunteers will learn about rocky shore ecology and develop skills in survey techniques and species identification. The Shore Thing can be used to teach many aspects of Biology, Geography, Environmental Studies and ICT. More information can be found in the Teachers’ Pack, along with classroom activities and background material.

We will be running sessions throughout March, April and May this year. If you would like to take part in the project, please register your interest by emailing rebecca.hunter@ulsterwildlife.org. We will endeavour to facilitate as many surveys as possible however priority will be given on a first come, first served basis. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch!

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