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Mar 2019 right left


Pond & Woodland Management

Sunday 3rd March
Rea’s Wood Antrim


UN Sustainable Development Goals roundtable discussion: How can the SDGs support voluntary and community organisations’ work?

Thursday 7th March
NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast BT15 2GB
Free to NICVA members


Butterfly Conservation NI winter work party – Lagan Meadows

Saturday 9th March
Lagan Meadows, Lagan Valley Regional Park, Belfast


Unpacking the Consultations: Extended producer responsibility for packaging, deposit return and plastics non–recycled–content tax

Tuesday 12th March
Belfast Metropolitan College, Titantic Quarter, Belfast BT3 9DT

Green Infrastructure and Climate Change Conference 2019

Tuesday 12th March
The Guildhall, Shipquay Place, Derry~Londonderry
See website for details


Energy Efficiency in Action – Policy and Practice

Thursday 14th March
The Guildhall, Guildhall Square, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6DQ

Participatory Budgeting Works – What PB can do for Community Planning

Thursday 14th March
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre Conference Centre, Craigavon BT66 6NJ


CEDaR Recorders Days – Limavady

Wednesday 20th March
Magilligan Field Centre, Limavady


Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group (NIRSG) Field Skills Training Workshop

Saturday 23rd March
Tollymore Outdoor Centre, Newcastle, Co. Down

Knockbracken Allotments, South Belfast – Fencing

Sunday 24th March
Knockbracken Alltoments

Breeding Bird Survey training (1–day, WWT Castle Espie)

Sunday 24th March
WWT Castle Espie, 78 Ballydrain Road, Co. Down BT23 6EA
See website for details


Breeding Bird Survey training (1–day, Marble Arch Caves, Enniskillen)

Tuesday 26th March
Marble Arch Caves Visitor Centre, 43 Marlbank Road Legnabrocky, Florencecourt, Enniskillen , Co. Fermanagh BT92 1EW
See website for details


Breeding Bird Survey training (1–day, Oxford Island, Lough Neagh)

Saturday 30th March
Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Oxford Island Nature Reserve, Annaloiste Road, Lurgan, Craigavon, Co. Armagh BT66 6NJ
See website for details


Dippy on Tour 25 June 2018

A Natural History Adventure

For the first time Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus skeleton cast, will be on display outside of the capital – touring the length and breadth of the UK from early 2018 to late 2020. Dippy will be on display in Dorset, Birmingham, Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cardiff, Rochdale and Norwich.  

Ulster Museum, September 2018 – January 2019  

Dippy’s visit will highlight each regions natural history collections and draw attention to the rich array of local biodiversity, encouraging families to explore nature on their doorstep. Dippy on Tour aims to help young people to connect with the natural world and gain a deeper understanding of it through science. 

As Dippy journeys across the UK he will inspire Natural History Adventures within the regions that he visits. These adventures will not only take place at host venues, but across a wide range of institutions within the area, from museums and galleries to universities and outdoor spaces. Natural History Adventures will engage audiences with their local biodiversity, past and present. 

Natural History Adventures are a unique opportunity to promote activities, with 10,000 leaflets being distributed in each region, and extend reach. Natural History Adventures can be produced and run by anyone. 

Taking a variety of forms, including workshops, displays, trails and digital resources, Natural History Adventures will encompass a range of themes and questions facing the scientific community today including sustainability, biodiversity and food–security. 


The timings of Natural History Adventures will need to line up with Dippy’s visit to the region.

Adventures may be previously run activities, or entirely new! 

For inclusion in promotional brochures event details must be confirmed ahead of the regional deadline. Events can be added online at any time. 

Participating venues / organisations must count, and report, numbers for each event. 

If you don’t have an adventure in mind but would like to take part Natural History Museum produced resources can be used (see ‘Additional assets’). 


To register interest or discuss Natural History Adventures please contact:

Gracie Divall

National Partnerships Manager

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road

London SW7 5BD  e:  t: 020 7942 6037 / 5217 

Additional assets

The Natural History Museum is producing a number of assets that will be made available online. These include schools resource for ages 4 – 7, schools resources for ages 7 – 11, video content, recommended reading, and themed content that will be added to throughout the duration of the tour.

These materials will be made available online at on Friday 1 December 2017.

Evaluation materials will be made available for anyone wishing to use them.

Next steps

If you are intending to run a Natural History Adventure please get in touch with the event details (as above) and an estimation of the numbers that you would expect.

If you have run a similar event previously we would be interested in knowing the numbers previously in attendance.

We will then share with you the logos and evaluation materials, and add your events into the promotional Natural History Adventure brochure. The brochure will be distributed via Dippy on Tour partners and local visitor centres.

We look forward to hearing from you!