Following a brilliant event with speakers Professor Roger Downie and Sir John Lister Kaye in Glasgow, our next event is in Peterborough on Monday 21st January with the BBC One Show’s Mike Dilger.
We are celebrating the end of the My Wild Life project and screening a film
of interviews about growing up with nature and exploring the great
outdoors. The interviews and memories we
collected highlight how important wild animals and wild spaces are for people
and the role that adults can play in helping children explore and fall in love
with these areas.
Sir John told incredible stories about sharing adventures outside with his daughter, saying "I thought I was teaching her natural history. Wrong. She was teaching me, taking me back to my childhood and seeing nature with the awe and wonder of a child."
Mike will be sharing his thoughts on the topic at our Peterborough event, with many people in the
audience having taken part in intergenerational sessions sharing memories and
The young people involved in the project also shared their feelings about
taking part and hearing from older generations.
One highlight for some of them was meeting Christine Knighton who turned
101 the day after the session. Sadly
Christine passed away last week and we will be remembering her fondly on
Our third and final event in the series will be on Friday 25th of
January with author and ecologist Hugh Warwick as our special guest. We will also be formally launching London Dragon Finder at this event, spreading the word about opportunities to take part in this exciting new project.