Learn about the environment at Spittal Pond

  • Youngsters on Children’s Nature Walk at Spittal Pond two years ago (File photograph)

    Youngsters on Children’s Nature Walk at Spittal Pond two years ago (File photograph)

Experts will share their knowledge on the environment to hundreds of children on the Bermuda National Trust’s annual walk at Spittal Pond tomorrow.

The Children’s Nature Walk is a chance for youngsters and their families to sample the open air and learn about the environment.

It is mainly aimed at children aged from 5 to 12 but parents, grandparents and teachers are invited.

Participants will walk 1.5 miles, the length of the park, and stop at eight points where experts on topics such as birds, geology and history will give presentations.

Bermuda National Trust executive director Bill Zuill said: “Last week we were thrilled to host filmmaker David Bond in Bermuda to screen Project Wild Thing which explored ways to get children out from behind their computer screens and into nature.

“The Children’s Nature Walk is a perfect way to get children into the open air and into nature for fun and learning.”

He added: “Our education team has worked hard to provide Bermuda’s children with a fabulous experience at Spittal Pond.”

Experts include members of the Audubon Society, David Wingate, Eric and Janice Hetzel and Jennifer Gray.

The BNT’s director of education Dorte Horsfield will provide a short introduction to one of Bermuda’s largest and most important nature reserves, Jamie Bacon will explain interesting facts about the pond and its biology and Alex Amat will introduce children to water chemistry.

Ronnie Chameau will tell the story of the runaway slave Jeffrey at Jeffrey’s Cave, BNT conservation officer Lawrence Doughty will explain the geology of the Checkerboard formation and Rui Desa from Bermuda College will bring the story of Portuguese Rock and the early sailors to life.

The Government’s agricultural officer Tommy Sinclair will be next to the dairy farm and will talk about cows and dairy farming in Bermuda.

The BNT encourages participants to register in advance for the event, which runs from 9.30am to noon and starts at the eastern end of Spittal Pond. It is free thanks to the sponsorship of Arch Re.

For more information visit www.bnt.bm or e-mail Dorte Horsfield at dhorsfield@bnt.bm.

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Published Apr 3, 2019 at 11:35 am (Updated Apr 3, 2019 at 11:35 am)

Learn about the environment at Spittal Pond

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