‘The Calf of Man: the Little Island with a Big Story.’’
Mannin Quilters have celebrated the Isle of Man's UNESCO Biosphere status by skillfully creating wall-hangings depicting life in the Island's six sheadings.
Professor Peter Bridgewater delivers the inaugural UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man Lecture, sponsored by Zurich International.
In the morning, (10.30am) children will make bird feeders and use up waste plastic in creative ways for wildlife. In the afternoon (1.30pm), adults will learn to ditch plastic by making beeswax wraps, microplastic-free cosmetics and air fresheners.
What does it mean to be a small Island Biosphere Reserve in the context of climate change, environmental degradation and a world in flux?
Simon’s talk is richly illustrated by his photographs and films. You will learn how to bridge the gap between the wild world and your own. Simon shares his unique, first- hand knowledge on animal tracks and signs, mimicry and observation skills, peppered with stories of wild encounters from the UK and beyond. There will be a Q&A session at the end of his talk.
27/04/18 at Manx Museum Lecture Theatre, Douglas from 6:30 PM
Cost - £10
Follow the link to book : www.manxnationalheritage.im/whats-on/detail/nature-watch-public-lecture-simon-king2
A day of presentations about our wonderful UNESCO Biosphere, biodiversity, protecting our special ecosystems and how you can get involved.
Free to attend.
Learn to identify Nurdles and reporting on their numbers.
2018 is a year which will work to make the most of our beautiful Island; celebrating the vast amount of things we have to see, do explore and take part in. It is about celebrating our UNESCO Biosphere status through a range of events, activities, trails and celebrations.
What is the UNESCO Biosphere?
In a nutshell, UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man is all about keeping our Island a special place to live, work and visit. We are the first entire Island Nation in the world to receive this prestigious endorsement from UNESCO
Hop-tu-naa is the oldest continuously-existing tradition in the Isle of Man. Celebrated on the 31st of October, Hop-tu-naa is the Manx equivalent of Halloween, with some very important differences.
Find out more at www.culturevannin.im