17 November 2010

Snooker superstar Willie Thorne launches new Froglife project!

Snooker legend Willie Thorne is helping us kick off our project for adults and teenagers in Peterborough. The Wildlife Ambassadors scheme is aimed at people of all ages looking for work, education or training, building passion for wild creatures and places.

Based on green sites around the City, the Ambassadors will take part in fun and educational wildlife conservation, craft and education activities. The project starts with a series of taster sessions, and Willie Thorne will be joining the team for a Christmas launch party on Tuesday December 14th.

“The party will celebrate the start of this project to make community sites throughout Peterborough more wildlife friendly,” explains Laura Brady, Wildlife Ambassadors Project Officer. “The aim is to improve both the environment and the job seeking skills of our Ambassadors – everyone wins!”

You can book into the free taster sessions at three sites in Peterborough:
• Stillwells Nature Reserve near Hampton for a willow craft day Tuesday 23rd November
• Van Hage at the Garden Park for pond planting and creating a bog garden Tuesday 30th November
• Dogsthorpe Road Allotments for wildlife gardening and construction Tuesday 7th December.

Book a taster session or a place for the party by calling 01733 425828 or emailing laura.brady@froglife.org. More information is available on Froglife’s website: www.froglife.org/ambassadors

The project is funded by Natural England’s Access to Nature programme (part of the Big Lottery Fund’s Changing Spaces programme).

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