Programme of events in 2019
A programme of events in 2019 is being drawn up for the Monitoring of the Marsh project, which will include a packed schedule of wildlife training events and exhibitions, including:
- Seaweeds exhibition – This exhibition will be open to the public from January 2019 onwards and will give visitors the chance to learn a bit more about the seaweeds we find around the coast of Kent and learn how they have been used for centuries to make everything from medicines and other health care products through to food items.
- Overlooked Mammals of Kent – May 2019: This event will be a mix of field work to survey the site for mammals using specialist humane trapping techniques to allow us to capture, study and then re-release before moving into the classroom to learn more about our native small mammal species and help develop ID skills.
- Plant Identification for Beginners – June 2019: Participants will learn to recognise the parts of plants and useful features that will enable them to decide which family a plant belongs to and to help gain confidence in how to identify plants to the species level. No prior botanical knowledge is required.
- An Introduction to Habitat Survey and Assessment – June 2019: This course aims to provide an introduction to habitat survey and assessment methodologies with a particular focus on neutral grassland habitats. Participants will learn about key indicator plants that can assist surveyors in the recognition of neutral grassland types and in the assessment of their condition.
- Batty about Bats! – Come and join us for a fun few hours of bat based crafts and activities designed to introduce young children to the wonderful bats we are so fortunate to have in Kent.
- Medicinal Leeches – July 2019: Join us for a chance to learn more about these wonderful but underappreciated creatures who have made the Romney Marshes their home.
- A wildlife walk along the Royal Military Canal – July 2019: Join us for a gentle stroll along a section of the Royal Military Canal to learn a little more about the wildlife that have made the canal their home.
- Overlooked Mammals of Kent – September 2019: This event will be a mix of field work to survey the site for mammals using specialist humane trapping techniques to allow us to capture, study and then re-release before moving into the classroom to learn more about our native small mammal species and help develop ID skills.
Please re-visit the What’s On page for more details on the above planned events. There will also be a number of other free events taking place during 2019, so please check back regularly.