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SUMMER EVENTS AT RSPB DUNGENESS

Birdwatching for Beginner Families
Saturday 12 July
2pm - 4pm
Price: Adults £6. Children £3. Adult RSPB members £5. RSPB Wildlife Explorer members £2.50
Would your family love to get to grips with wildlife watching? Looking for a new hobby you can all enjoy together?
Come along for a relaxed stroll, and get some handy hints and tips from a friendly guide who knows this stunning reserve inside out.
No previous experience is needed, and we can lend you binoculars if you don't have your own.
For those completely new to it all we will start at the beginning with how to use binoculars and telescopes.  This is also a great event for those who have some experience but would like to brush up or improve.
Come and enjoy the outdoors with the whole family, and meet your wildlife neighbours!


This Was Once Sea - a personal photographic journey on Romney Marsh
Saturday 12 July to Sunday 20 July
10am - 5pm
Price: Free
Justin Sutcliffe has spent the past two decades documenting people, places and events of global significance as an award-winning photojournalist.
This exhibition sees him turn his focus closer to home, documenting the people, places and things of the Romney Marsh; an extraordinary area of Britain that Justin has known since he was a teenager. His photographic journey across Romney Marsh is exhibited in forty four spaces, both stationary and on the move, from the RSPB Dungeness nature reserve to Hythe, via three stations on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway and forty of its carriages! This unique format for an exhibition is designed to give the viewer a sense of travel and ever-changing experiences.
Sutcliffe has travelled to more than 70 countries in his work as a photojournalist, and his photographs have been published in some of the world's most influential magazines and news-media.
This exhibition is part of JAM on the Marsh – a new, vibrant multi-arts festival across the Romney Marsh featuring music, art, theatre and poetry.
For more information about JAM on the Marsh, please go to: www.jamconcert.org/season



Artist's Talk: This Was Once Sea - a personal photographic journey on Romney Marsh
Saturday 12 July
11.30am - 12pm
Price: Free
Justin Sutcliffe has spent the past two decades documenting people, places and events of global significance as an award-winning photojournalist. Join him for an informal talk about his work and this new series of photographs in the serene setting of the RSPB Dungeness Visitor Centre's Watchers' Room.

Bumblebee Talk and Walk
Sunday 20 July
2 - 4pm
Price: Reserve entrance fees apply
Join Dr Nikki Gammans of the Short -haired Bumblebee Reintroduction Project for a talk about her fascinating work, followed by an hour's stroll to identify what bumblebees are foraging amongst the beautiful Dungeness wildflowers.
The short-haired bumblebees are in year three of their reintroduction to the Dungeness area, following their UK extinction.  Come and learn more about this pioneering project, and Nikki's team's hopes for the future.



Summer Walk on the Wild Side
Saturday 19 July
12.30pm - 3pm
Price: Adults £8. Children £4. Adult RSPB members £6.50. RSPB Wildlife Explorer members £3.
What wonderful plants and creatures make their homes at RSPB Dungeness in the summertime?
Join us for a relaxed stroll with your friends and family, and explore this wild (and a little weird!) place with a friendly guide. There's nowhere quite like Dungeness - that's why so much wildlife chooses to live here.
You'll learn what we are doing to save nature on the reserve, and any children you bring along can take part in simple, fun activities that will inspire them to give nature a home in your own back garden at the end of the walk.
Come and spend an afternoon together surrounded by vivid wildflowers, delicate butterflies and dragonflies, and maybe even soaring birds of prey overhead!



Dungeness in the Dark
Saturday 9 August
8.30pm - 11.30pm
Price: Adult £10. Child £5. Adult RSPB member £8. RSPB Wildlife Explorer members £4.
Dungeness is an amazing place after sunset as well as during the day!
What wildlife will come out to play once the stars are out? What distant galaxies might we spot through the telescopes? Most important of all....how many marshmallows will you pile on top of your hot chocolate?!
Come and join our friendly, knowledgeable staff on a unique chance to see this wonderful reserve at a time that few others get to see it - in the dark!
Fun activities will be provided for children that come along, that will inspire them to look after and explore the nocturnal nature that lives round your way.
So gather your friends and family, wrap up warm and come on down for an unforgettable experience!


Wild Families go on a Wildlife Safari
Friday 1, Thursday 7, Tuesday 12, Thursday 21, Friday 29 August
10am - 12pm
Price: Children £4. RSPB Wildlife Explorer members £3. All accompanying adults £1.
Ever wondered what lives in, on and around all that Dungeness shingle?
It may look like the surface of the moon out here, but there's tons to discover!
There's nowhere quite like Dungeness - it's  wild, and a little weird! That's what makes it such a special place for wildlife; there are lots of wonderful plants and creatures that love living in this special place.
Here's your chance to be shown around by a friendly Field Teacher who will bring Dungeness to life. Will you meet wonderfully named, brightly coloured flowers (like vipers bugloss!), watch superfast hobbies catch dragonflies in mid-air, or pretend to be a creepy-crawly and see if you can find some newts?
You will also take home a memento of your day, so you can remember all the great wildlife you met during your visit!



Wild Families go Pond Dipping
Friday 1, Thursday 7, Tuesday 12, Thursday 21, Friday 29 August
1pm - 3pm
Price: Children £4. RSPB Wildlife Explorer members £3. All accompanying adults £1.
Come and have fun at one of our most popular events!
Guided by one of our friendly Field Teachers, you will go wild with nets and buckets and meet the amazing creatures that live in our ponds!
Will you meet a pretty pink smooth newt, a squiggly wiggly medicinal leech, or perhaps a giant marsh frog tadpole - they're the size of gobstoppers you know!  There's tons to discover on this event, and something that everyone in the family will enjoy.



Wild Families go Den Building
Wednesdays 6, 13, 20, 27 August
Two sessions running per day: 10.30am - 12pm and 1pm - 3pm
Price: Children £4. RSPB Wildlife Explorer members £3. All accompanying adults £1.
Who doesn't love den building?
How about making a secret hideout with your family and friends, then using it as a base while you discover the wonderful Dungeness wildlife?
We supply all the materials -just come along and get stuck in!
There will be friendly RSPB staff on hand to help give advice on your build, and also to help you explore what wildlife you have moved in next door to.
There's loads to discover at Dungeness -come along and join the fun!


Going Wild in the Garden
Saturday 2, 9, 16, 23 August
Drop in any time between 12pm and 4pm
Price: Free (Entrance fees apply if you wish to walk the nature trail)
Drop by our brilliant new wildlife garden on Saturdays in August to take part in easy-peasy activities that will help you give nature a home in your own backyard.
Whether you have a window box, patio, or loads of space at home there is something everyone can do to give nature a helping hand.
A different activity will be run each Saturday, and you will be able to take home your nature-friendly creations.

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