West Cambs 100s Youth Rangers: newt survey (Cambourne)

Pond Dipping

West Cambs 100s Youth Rangers is a series of activities for secondary-age young people to attend independently. There is something most months either on a Saturday morning, or on a Friday during school holidays. It might be a practical task, walk, social event, talk or workshop. These sessions are aimed at young people aged 11-17 interested in local wildlife and global environmental issues. Some activities are free.

For the April session we'll be joined by special guest Laura Osborne. Laura manages our Wider Countryside team and has a particular interest in newts. We'll be visiting a few ponds, starting with the one in our wildlife garden and then moving on to some on Cambourne Nature Reserve. We'll use torches to look for newts, and discuss how to identify and record them.

Booking is essential because we need to have parental consent and emergency contact details

Please note:

  • toilets will be available at the start and end of the session
  • We try to be as inclusive as possible, but this session may not suit every young person, and we cannot provide 1:1 support
  • parents/guardians will be asked to fill out a consent form to include relevant issues to help us ensure participants get the most out of the session
  • Please refer to our event terms and conditions webpage for details on refunds and cancellations, as well as general information about how we run our events
  • The benefits of joining the Wildlife Trust BCN include a reduced rate for events. Family membership is from £5 a month.

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