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Calling all Nature Explorers, Become a Modern Day Adventurer

Friday, 10th July 2015

This summer holiday, children of all ages can discover their inner adventurer by becoming fully fledged Nature Explorers at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre.  Here, they can follow in the footsteps of Scott of the Antarctic (father of WWT’s founder Sir Peter Scott) by going on an array of ‘wild’ adventures and recording them in a special Nature Explorer passport. 

Adventures to tick off include taking a watery safari, building mini-rafts, pond dipping, hand feeding rare birds, going on big bug hunts to discover all sorts of creepy crawlies and lots, lots more.  

Little explorers can begin their voyage of discovery by picking up a Nature Explorer passport from the front desk and collecting stickers for each of the activities they take part in, working their way up to receiving gold.  What’s more if children don’t have enough time to fill in their passport they can visit again for free to complete their mission over the summer holidays.  

Complete 6 or more activities and get a gold sticker from a ranger in our daily 4pm award ceremony.  If you get all 8 stickers, children will be entered into a draw to spend a day with a warden at Martin Mere.

WWT Warden, Tom Clare said: “Being a Nature Explorer is great fun for all the family and really helps kids get interested in all sorts of wildlife. Exploring the natural world is one of the most fascinating gifts you can give children and encourages them to protect nature in the future.  We’ll be on hand to help Nature Explorers complete some of their challenges, so come along and join us for an unforgettable summer of adventure.”

WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre is open every day (except Christmas Day) from 9.30am to 6pm and parking is free of charge. Situated off the A59, it is signposted from the M61, M58 and M6.  The Centre is also accessible via the Southport to Manchester and the Liverpool to Preston line by train from Burscough Rail Stations.  Visit the web site http://www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere/ to find out what’s on all year round at Martin Mere and the other eight WWT Wetland Centres.

ENDS
Contact: Victoria Fellowes on 01704 891240 or email Victoria.fellowes@wwt.org.uk

Notes to editors

• The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is one of the world’s largest and most respected wetland conservation organisations working globally to safeguard and improve wetlands for wildlife and people
• Founded in the UK in 1946 by the late Sir Peter Scott, today we complement wetland conservation work carried out worldwide with a network of nine UK visitor centres
• Wetland Centres are where people can have close encounters with awe-inspiring nature – wildlife clusters near water so there is always something to see at a Wetland Centre, every day of the year
• As well as hundreds of species of birds, you can also see other wetland creatures like otters, watervoles and dragonflies in their natural environment
• WWT Wetland Centres hold year-round events such as walks and talks, canoe safaris and feeding sessions, photography and craft classes, children’s activities and a host of special guest speakers
• All WWT Wetland Centres have comfortable hides, easy pathways, fully stocked cafes and gift shops, Disabled and Mother & Baby facilities and lots of interactive ways to get close to wildlife
• WWT members enjoy free access to all nine visitor centres and are kept up to date with developments through an award-winning quarterly magazine, Waterlife

Useful links
Find out more about WWT Martin Mere at:
http://www.wwt.org.uk/martinmere
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