Manchester is my World - After Hours
|Dates:||25 April 2019|
|Times:||18:00 - 21:00|
|What is it:||Evening event|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Families, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16, Secondary schools|
We’re surrounded by nature, even in the heart of the city. Join us for an evening exploring the wilder side of our urban environment and launching the Greater Manchester City Nature Challenge. Discuss the value of our urban trees with artist Phil Barton. Try out our VR orchid pollinator experience and find out about My Wild City, the new project from the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside.
This year, the City Nature Challenge, a worldwide recording event, comes to Greater Manchester. City Nature Challenge is organised on a global scale by the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and the California Academy of Sciences. Between the 26th and 29th April, over 150 cities worldwide will be competing to find urban and record wildlife. We will be pitting our wildlife spotting skills against the likes of San Francisco, Rome, Lima, Hong Kong and Liverpool. Anyone who joins in will be helping to make a difference, mapping where wildlife lives in the city. You could record the ladybirds living on your balcony, the birds in the local park or the mushrooms you’ve seen on a walk in the countryside. The information from this weekend will be added to the UK’s biodiversity database, becoming part of the data used to protect nature.
At 5.30pm artist Phil Barton will be leading a performative walk starting at Whitworth Art Gallery, ending at Manchester Museum about his art work, The Oxford Murders.
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