Thursday, 30 January 2014

Free Family Activities for World Wetlands Postponed

It was RAMSAR International World Wetlands Day last Sunday, February 2nd.

To celebrate, Dublin City Council was planning to run free family activities at North Bull Island UNESCO Biosphere , Sandymount Strand, Poppintree Park and Tolka Valley Park.

However, all Activities at North Bull Island UNESCO Biosphere, Sandymount Strand, Poppintree Park, Tolka Valley Park have been postponed until March 8th and 9th due to interests of public safety due and the high tides last weekend on coastal areas. The programme of free activities will now happen a when tides are low and subject to weather Dublin City Council hopes to host more interactive activities for families outdoors. The event on Sunday 9th March between 12 noon and 3 pm will invite you to join with BirdWatchIreland, CoastWatch Ireland, Irish Wildlife Trust and The Marine Experience to explore how wetlands work and the rich wildlife that they contain. Free activities will include, walks and talks on wetland birdlife , displays on wetlands, interactive touch pool with live sea creatures for kids, arts and crafts, looking for creepy crawlies living in wetlands and telescope viewing on the causeway at North Bull Island. On Saturday 8th March in Poppintree Park, Ballymun and Tolka Valley Park the children's nature charity OWLS will provide a guided walk for younger children with games and craft making.

Images of Flying Geese and Marram Grass

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