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Our events are an opportunity to learn about the environmental issues that matter most to the future of the planet, and how you can play a role in tackling them.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tiny Forest Community Event at Monkton Park, Chippenham

Have you ever wondered how a Tiny Forest benefits your community? Find out how by attending this Tiny Forest Community Science Hour!

Tuesday, 24 May 2022

14:30 – 16:30 BST 

Tiny Forest Community Event at The Delph, Wirral

Have you ever wondered how a Tiny Forest benefits your community? Find out how by attending this Tiny Forest Community Science Hour!

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

15:00 – 16:00 BST 

Wee Forest Community Event at East Pilton Park, Edinburgh

Have you ever wondered how a Wee Forest benefits your community? Find out how by attending your local Wee Forest Community Science Event!

Monday, 30 May 2022

12:30 – 15:30 BST 

Wee Forest Community Event at Mount Vernon, Edinburgh

Have you ever wondered how a Wee Forest benefits your community? Find out how by attending your local Wee Forest Community Science Event!

Tuesday, 31 May 2022

15:00 – 16:00 BST 

Tiny Forest Science Teaser

This is an online introduction to the science around Tiny Forests. After this event, you may feel empowered to monitor a Tiny Forest near you.

Tuesday, 7 June 2022

16:30 – 17:00 BST 

Tiny Forest Community Science Hour in Egford Lane Park, Frome

Help us understand more about the environmental and social benefits that your Tiny Forest brings to the community. Enjoy a day immersed in nature and take part in hands-on research looking at wildlife in the forest, how trees can capture and store carbon from the air we breathe, the forest's ability to store water and the cooling benefits of the trees.

Thursday, 9 June 2022

15:00 – 16:00 BST 

Tiny Forest Community Science Event at Harp Inge Open Space, Kirklees

Help us understand more about the environmental and social benefits that your Tiny Forest brings to the community. Enjoy a day immersed in nature and take part in hands-on research looking at wildlife in the forest, how trees can capture and store carbon from the air we breathe, the forest's ability to store water and the cooling benefits of the trees.

Tuesday, 14 June 2022

14:30 – 16:00 BST 

Tiny Forest Community Science Event at Oak Street, Wolverhampton

Help us understand more about the environmental and social benefits that your Tiny Forest brings to the community. Enjoy a day immersed in nature and take part in hands-on research looking at wildlife in the forest, how trees can capture and store carbon from the air we breathe, the forest's ability to store water and the cooling benefits of the trees.

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

15:00 – 16:00 BST 

Tiny Forest Community Science Event at Moseley Road, Bilston

Help us understand more about the environmental and social benefits that your Tiny Forest brings to the community. Enjoy a day immersed in nature and take part in hands-on research looking at wildlife in the forest, how trees can capture and store carbon from the air we breathe, the forest's ability to store water and the cooling benefits of the trees.

Thursday, 16 June 2022

15:00 – 16:00 BST 

Tiny Forest Focus Group

This is an opportunity to ask questions, make comments and speak to others from the Tiny Forest community about monitoring Tiny Forests.

Tuesday, 21 June 2022

16:30 – 17:30 BST 

PREVIOUS EVENTS

Webinar: Nature-based solutions for water quality improvements

We rely on freshwater for so many things, but the impacts of urbanisation and climate change are a significant threat to them.

We were joined by Consejo Civil Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostenible and Mott MacDonald to discuss the potential of nature-based solutions for water purification, with a case study looking at a major water supply area to Mexico City.

If you weren't able to attend the webinar in real-time, don't worry! You can still watch the video by registering here.

Webinar: Nature-based solutions for thermal comfort 

Heatwaves present huge risks to human health, infrastructure and the economy. Cities often suffer the most from extreme heat because of the Urban Heat Island effect (UHI).

Earthwatch Europe scientists were joined by Kalifa University of Science and Technology and Loughborough University to share research findings and insights into the potential of nature-based solutions, in particular urban trees, to improve local microclimates and thermal comfort levels in both arid and temperate environments, using the UAE and UK as examples.

If you weren't able to attend the webinar in real-time, don't worry! You can still watch the video by registering here.

Webinar: Nature-based solutions for natural flood management 

Climate projections predict a rise in the intensity and severity of extreme weather events, leading to a greater risk of flooding. With largely impermeable surface cover, urban areas are particularly vulnerable.

Earthwatch Europe's scientific experts and representatives from Imperial College London and Polypipe discussed urban trees and green roofs' ability to help control flooding in urban areas in the UK.

If you weren't able to attend the webinar in real time, don't worry! You can still watch the video by registering here.

Hedgehog question time

Hedgehog experts Kirsty Crawford (The Conservation Volunteers) and Hugh Warwick (Hedgehog Preservation Society) joined Naturehood for a myth-busting, hog-helping extravaganza of facts and fun. You were able to ask your questions to make sure you're making the best choices you can for your local hedgehogs.

If you couldn't make it to the live webinar, don't worry! The recording will be available on the Naturehood YouTube channel

Webinar: Nature-based solutions for carbon storage

With many cities around the world working towards carbon neutrality, we will explore the potential of urban nature-based solutions to capture carbon and contribute to this goal. Our scientific experts will be joined by representatives from Nottingham City Council and University of Reading to talk about the important role of soil around urban trees as a carbon sink, and the impact of different land management in the ability of trees to capture carbon.

If you weren't able to attend the webinar in real time, don't worry! You can still watch the video by registering here.

Stand-up for wildlife - The X-tinct Factor

All creatures great and small are facing unprecedented pressure from human-made threats to our natural world and our hilarious hopefuls will be reminded us why we must do everything we can to save all species.

Hear highlights from Simon Watt, Rachel Wheeley, Matthew Highton, Helen Duff, Ben Pope and Duncan Wisbey.

How can we save the planet by 2030?

We're facing the most rapid mass extinction in millions of years, plunging water health and an inability to feed our booming population, despite growing enough food.

We need to take action now to save our planet. We invite you to join our debate with special guest speakers including Tony Juniper CBE, Natalie Fee and Simon King OBE on feeding the planet, protecting our fresh water, saving our oceans and addressing wildlife declines - and the potential repercussions of failing to meet the key Sustainable Development biosphere Goals.

If you weren't able to get tickets, don't worry! You can still watch the video here.

Framing the Future - Young Earthwatcher film competition

We really enjoyed meeting the environmentalists, presenters and natural history filmmakers of the future at this special Wildscreen Festival event.

The 'environmental shorts' created by the talented finalists of the Young Earthwatcher Film Competition were all brilliant. Our diverse panel of professionals were on hand to discuss the films and select a winner.

Oxford Literary Festival - Can veganism save the planet?

With an estimated 9 billion mouths to feed globally by 2050, which farming system can meet the long-term food needs of society, whilst also protecting the environment? Is veganism the way to save our planet or just an unobtainable panacea?

Framing the Future - Young Earthwatcher film competition

We really enjoyed meeting the environmentalists, presenters and natural history filmmakers of the future at this special Wildscreen Festival event.

The 'environmental shorts' created by the talented finalists of the Young Earthwatcher Film Competition were all brilliant. Our diverse panel of professionals were on hand to discuss the films and select a winner.

Images: iStock/scyther5; Daisy Dai

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