World Wildlife Day event - 4 March

Forestry Commission Scotland is encouraging young people and their families to celebrate World Wildlife Day at Greenbank Gardens on Saturday 4th March 2017.

The free event will have plenty of fun activities for all the family to enjoy, including a wildlife treasure hunt, storytelling, a chance for children to learn bushcraft skills, bird flying, arts and crafts and much more.

Romena Huq, Engagement Officer at Forestry Commission Scotland, said: 

“We’re committed to making sure that families can spend as much time together outdoors and encourage people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to experience our wildlife, woodlands and greenspace. Local woodlands and greenspaces play a key role in helping community cohesion by providing a place of common interest for diverse groups and providing opportunities for people to come together.

“World Wildlife Day is an opportunity for everyone to celebrate the great outdoors, so we are encouraging families to come down, get involved and enjoy the wildlife on your door step.”

Forestry Commission Scotland is providing the funding for the event through its Volunteer Community Champion programme, an initiative that provides training to minority groups to lead events in their local woodlands. World Wildlife day is organised and delivered by the Volunteer Community Champions.

World Wildlife Day 2017 encourages young people around the world to rally together to address ongoing major threats to wildlife. 

For more information please contact Sadia Ismail on 0300 067 6301 or 07785 456564.

For more information on the Volunteer Community Champion programme read the latest blog on Forestry Commission Scotland’s website: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/news/1717-community-champions-wanted.

Event Details Date: Saturday 4th March 2017 Time: 12pm – 4pm Where: Greenbank Gardens, Clarkston, G76 8RB Light refreshments will be provided. Please dress for the weather and wear suitable outdoor clothing.

Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.