Half term activities with the Living Levels
Published: 28 May 2021
Something a bit different this week in terms of events news – they’re all outside(ish)!
We’re gradually returning to the great Levels’ outdoors with activities, albeit with limited numbers and subject to continuing Covid-19 guidelines. There’s the chance to spend a couple of hours with entomologist Liam Olds at Tredegar House parkland next week followed by the return of our friends at DigVentures for some archaeological fun – including the chance for you to discover the past in your own backyard…
So get booking!
Pollinator Guided Walk at Tredegar House parkland Wednesday June 2nd 10.30am – 12.30pm
Join entomologist Liam Olds of Buglife Cymru (and as seen on TV) for a couple of hours of pollinator discovery in the beautiful gardens and parkland of Tredegar House, Newport. Learn about the different types of pollinating insects and how to identify them, including bumblebees, solitary bees, hoverflies and others.
Booking is essential as numbers are extremely limited. This event will be subject to Covid-19 guidelines which you will receive as part of your booking along with meeting arrangements.
Heritage on the Horizons: Explore old ruins on the Gwent Levels, with DigVentures and Living Levels June 16th – June 18th
Join one of three mini-excursions to explore the old ruins and historic buildings hidden just off the beaten path on the Gwent Levels. From medieval homes to Iron Age hillforts, you'll walk away with the skills to observe and record the key features that archaeologists look for, and the opportunity to continue exploring history on foot... Plus there's an online option too!
Dirty Weekend!: Big Garden Dig on the Gwent Levels, with DigVentures and Living Levels July 3rd – July 4th
Curious to know what history might be buried in your own back garden? If you live along the Gwent Levels, between Cardiff and Chepstow, we’re inviting you to dig in and find out! We're coordinating a huge, family-friendly ‘Dirty Weekend’, enabling households of all ages across the Gwent Levels to be part of a real archaeological dig – at home. You’ll get live online tutorials from DigVentures, who will be on hand via Zoom and WhatsApp to guide your search for evidence every step of the way. How do I start digging? We’ll show you! What shall I do with my finds? We’ll explain! Sign up and join this huge, levels-wide investigation of the archaeology on your doorstep.
Have a wonderful Bank Holiday and look forward to seeing some of you soon!
Stay safe and kind regards
Swyddog Ymgysyltu ar Gymuned
Community Engagement Officer
Partneriaeth y Gwastadeddau Byw c/o Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru, Pye Corner, Gerddi Broadstreet, Nash, Casnewydd, NP18 2BE
Living Levels Partnership C/O Natural Resources Wales, Pye Corner, Broadstreet Common, Nash, Newport, NP18 2BE
Ffôn/Phone 01633 292981
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