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Summer scheme will be pools of fun with pond dipping

Ulster Wildlife staff Sydney McKnight and Maureen Carvill pictured with students from Mossley Primary School who took part in Pond Dipping Week at Mossley Mill as part of the Councils biodiversity programme. INNT 25-601-CON

Ulster Wildlife staff Sydney McKnight and Maureen Carvill pictured with students from Mossley Primary School who took part in Pond Dipping Week at Mossley Mill as part of the Councils biodiversity programme. INNT 25-601-CON

Mossley Mill will be running an Eco Summer Scheme for children who enjoy mucking in with nature and undertaking activities such as pond dipping and woodland hunts for bugs and beasties.

One of the ever popular eco activities on offer at the summer scheme will be pond dipping. This is a fun and simple way for children and young people to explore the outdoors including plant and animal life in all its forms. By identifying the different creatures, the children learn more about their lives and the way they interact with their environment and each other – their ecology. It’s amazing to see and observe the diversity of different creatures in and outside the water from leeches and tadpoles to beetles and dragonflies.

Participants on the summer scheme will be involved in a variety of activities that will aim to introduce them to the natural world and make use of the mature woodland, pond and river habitats which surround Mossley Mill. To compliment the study of ecology an element of art activity will be included each day.

The Eco Summer Scheme will take place over five days, from 7 to 11 July, from 10am-1pm at Mossley Mill for only £10 per child. The scheme is suitable for 8-14 year olds.

An application form and further details of the Eco Club Summer Scheme are available from Mossley Mill or can be downloaded from http://www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/summerschemes/default.asp

For any further details please contact Lindsay Houston on 028 9034 0069 or email LHouston@newtownabbey.gov.uk

 
 
 

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