Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve
Durham Wildlife Trust, Mallard Way, Chilton Moor, Houghton le Spring DH4 6PU
Winter Tree Identification and Practical Conservation.
Without their leaves to give us clues, it can be difficult to identify what types of trees we have locally, which means looking at buds, twigs, bark, the whole form of the tree and where they are. We will be learning about the biology of a tree and how it adapts to survive the winter months. We will also be doing a bit of practical conservation work on the reserve to help our saplings to grow.
Monthly activities throughout the year to engage curious young minds and equip future nature scientists with the tools they need to enjoy, investigate and protect our world. We meet on the 3rd Tuesday of the Month from 12.30pm– 2.30pm, £4 per child. Activities are aimed at ages 11- 16 years. Children do not need to be accompanied by an adult, you can drop off and pick up if you like.
Please wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Booking is essential.
The sessions are delivered in line with the John Muir Award; throughout the year there will be opportunities to achieve the four elements of the award: discover, explore, conserve and share. Durham Wildlife Trust can administer your award for you for an additional £3/child.