BBC wildlife event to feature University

The ‘Summer of Wildlife’ day, to be hosted at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, between 10am – 5pm on Saturday 14 September, will see staff and students from the University hold activities designed to be fun for all the family.

Guests will be invited to investigate owl pellets to understand the mysteries of food chains, to discover who’s been sleeping in the flowerbeds and, for artistically minded visitors, given the opportunity to create paw print plaster casts of various animals.

The event will also include guest appearances from the BBC’s Ellie Harrison (Countryfile), Mike Dilger (The One Show), Martin Hughes-Games (Springwatch) and others.

The day has been arranged in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton as well as local and national wildlife organisations such as the RSPB, Dudley Zoo and Sealife Centres.

Speaking about the University’s role in the event, Dr Derek Walton, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, said: “This event is a celebration of British wildlife, and staff and students from the University’s BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Wildlife Conservation course are delighted to be taking part.

“It’s a family fun day where you can delve through owl pellets, see the world as a bee and find out 'who has been sleeping in your flower bed'.

“It promises to be a fantastic day out and everybody at the University connected with the event really can’t wait.”

The ‘Summer of Wildlife’ day is part of the BBC’s season of wildlife programme co-commissioned by BBC Learning.

 

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For more information please contact Patrick Campbell in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322448

Date Issued: Friday 6 September 2013

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