29/09/2016

What’s On

There are lots of fantastic environmental events happening locally every week including talks, walks and ad-hoc volunteering on conservation work parties/days and gardening activities. Please contact the event organisers for further information.

Use the ‘categories’ to select the type of activity and the ‘Tags’ for the specific themes i.e. Friendly Parks for All, a programme of activities for people with dementia and their carers.

Please see this page for information on different types of volunteering in the environmental sector.

May
3
Wed
Walk and Talk: ‘Trees and Things’ with FoBC
May 3 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Friends of Barnes Common for a walk on ‘Trees and Things’ to explore the Common and learn more about our trees and folklore.  The walk lasts about an hour, with tea and biscuits at the end.

Event in partnership with FiSH Neighbourhood Care

For more information please visit FoBC website or email them

May
6
Sat
Talk: ‘Happenings on the Heath’ with FORCE
May 6 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Hunting, horse racing, military reviews, duels, Kings, soldiers, botanist, extreme pedestrian – it all happened on the Heath ! Come along and join us for a presentation and historical tales of happenings on Hounslow Heath.

This talk is arranged by FORCE with Katy Cox. It is being held in the classroom on the second floor of the Shot Tower in Crane Park, where access is only via stairs. We look forward to seeing you.  The event is free but booking essential as numbers are limited .

Please note that the “Shot Tower” is on the north side of the River Crane accessible by foot from the Hanworth Road (TW4 5NX) in the west and the Great Chertsey Road (TW2 6DF) in the east. Nearest vehicular access is from Ellerman Road (TW2 6AR). There is no direct access to Crane Park Island or the “Shot Tower” from the south bank of the River Crane.

 

For more information please visit Friends of the River Crane Environment community website

Walk: Dawn Chorus with Friends of Barnes Common
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Join Friends of Barnes Common on their  Dawn Chorus with Adrian Podmore.  Meet at 5.00am at Rocks Lane Car Park (by the Old Cemetery/Tennis Courts)

May
10
Wed
Eel Monitoring Training Session with ZSL
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Zoological Society of London to help monitoring the migration of eels into the river Thames. See all the information below and click here to see additional details and to register for a training session.

May
16
Tue
Eel Monitoring Training Session with ZSL
May 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join the Zoological Society of London to help monitoring the migration of eels into the river Thames. See all the information below and click here to see additional details and to register for a training session.

May
17
Wed
Story Telling at Barnes Green
May 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Story telling at Barnes Common with Vanessa Woolf, part of the Friendly Parks for All project, A series of events aimed at people with dementia and their carers.

May
20
Sat
Guided Walk: Birds on the Duke of Northumberland’s River with FORCE
May 20 @ 6:00 am – 7:30 am

Keith Martin will be leading this early morning walk to see the birds in Mereway Nature Park and along the Duke of Northumberland’s River.  Those of you who have joined Keith’s walks will already know the surprising number of  birds resident in the area.  With some luck, Treecreepers, Nuthatches, or Mute Swans will be seen

Please wear suitable outdoor attire for the weather that day and  sturdy footwear for outdoor paths.  This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area.

The event is free but booking is essential 

For more information, please visit Friends of the River Crane Environment website

May
25
Thu
Evening Botany Walk with Friends of Barnes Common
May 25 @ 12:00 am

Join FoBC for this fantastic double opportunity – led by botany expert, Mary Clare Sheahan and joined by photographer Andrew Wilson who will kindly share tips and ideas on how to get ‘that shot’.  Time and meeting point TBC.  No charge, but booking required  as this is likely to be heavily oversubscribed.

Jun
1
Thu
Intro to Heathfield Friendly Park: Mindfulness in the Park
Jun 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction to Heathfield Friendly Park: Mindfulness in the park. An event as part of the Friendly Parks for All programme for people with dementia and their carers.

Jun
3
Sat
Walk/Talk: Wildlife at Mogden with FORCE
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

A visit to Mogden Sewage Treatment Works in Isleworth to learn about the site’s wildlife, including a demonstration of the eel pass and monitoring station. You will be surprised at the range of species and habitats found here, and the work done to ensure they can live alongside a busy operational site. Lydia Blake from Thames Water will be showing around and giving a talk.

The walk is limited to 15 participants. Please wear sturdy, closed toe, footwear and outdoor clothing, and let us know if there are any children in your party.

This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area, in conjunction with Thames Water.

Although the event is free, booking is essential

For more information, please visit Friends of the River Crane Environment community website

Jun
7
Wed
Walk and Talk: ‘Summer Flowers’ with FoBC
Jun 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Join Friends of Barnes Common for a walk on  ‘Summer Flowers’ as we approach Midsummer. Explore the Common and some of its many flowers.  The walk lasts about an hour, with tea and biscuits when we finish.  All welcome!

This event is in partnership with FiSH Neighbourhood Care

For more information please visit FoBC website or email them

Jun
10
Sat
Walk and Talk: Trees as a Habitat with FORCE
Jun 10 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join Friends of the River Crane Environment in a family activity to learn more about the trees along the River Crane with Jane Crowther, Tree Officer with Richmond Council. Learn about how trees can be a home to all sorts of animals and insects. You will be using the activity sheets called “Out of the Woods” recently written by Richmond Council for use by schools and families, available here
This walk is suitable for children from 3-12 years old and families of all ages.

Please wear suitable outdoor attire for the weather that day and sturdy footwear for outdoor paths. This walk is organised by FORCE as part of a series of walks and talks along the Duke of Northumberland’s River and local area. Whilst the walk is free, booking here is essential

Look forward to seeing you!

Aug
3
Thu
Playing in parks: Heathfield Recreation Ground
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Playing in parks – share your memories of playing in parks as a child. An event as part of the friendly Parks for All programme for people with dementia and their carers.

Aug
17
Thu
Playing in Parks at Barnes Green
Aug 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Playing in parks – share your memories of playing in parks as a child. An event in the Friendly Parks for All programme of activities for people with dementia and their carers.

Sep
21
Thu
Intro to Barnes Green Friendly Park: Mindfulness in the Park
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction to Barnes Green Friendly Park: Mindfulness in the park. One event in the Friendly Parks for All programme for people with dementia and their carers.

Oct
5
Thu
Autumn Nature Palate – craft activity at Heathfield Recreation Ground
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Autumn Nature Palate – craft activity. An event as part of the Friendly Parks for All programme for people with dementia and their carers.