SPRING AND SUMMER
WILDLIFE WATCH SILVER JUBILEE:DISCOVERY DAYS
Wildlife Watch, the club for young environmentalists, is hosting discovery days throughout the country at which the Earthwatch roadshow will demonstrate some of the scientific techniques employed by Earthwatch volunteers on projects worldwide. Venues include Randall Farm, Bedfordshire, May 12, where children will study different life forms inhabiting streams and ponds and Ulster Wildlife Centre, June 16, where they will focus on the living things which depend on trees. Details: Sarah Heath, 01522 544400 or Michelle Chapman, 01865 311600.
ENGINEERING OPEN DAY
Students, teachers and parents are invited to the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, 10.30am-3.30pm, to gain an insight into all branches of engineering and the range of careers open to an engineering graduate. Reservations: 01707 284281.
NATIONAL PET WEEK: LEARNING FROM EACH OTHER
Pet ownership can help children develop socially as they learn to share the responsibility of looking after their pet. Hundreds of events ranging from church services and veterinary practice open days to school projects will take place around the country to emphasise the fun and the more serious aspects of owning pets and the benefits they bring. To find out how to contact your local events co-ordinator ring 0181 421 6166.
A feast of theatre, opera, dance, orchestral concerts, the Chinese State Circus, literature, exhibitions, and children's and comedy events. Street theatre, including two premi res, will bring the town to life and there will be a children's parade, a festival of family fun, a Victorian funfair and a fireworks extravaganza. Details: Festival box office, 01273 709709.
CULTURAL STUDIES FOR THE EARLY YEARS
MUSIC AND MOVEMENT FOR THE EARLY YEARS
Workshops at Warren House Nursery School, The Barn, Nursery Farm, Woodborough, Wiltshire. Fee: Pounds 35 each or Pounds 60 the two. Details: Mrs B A Sparke, 01672 563404.
FESTIVAL OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Talks, activities, discussions and displays for all ages organised by Durham University and Northumbrian Water on Palace Green, Durham. Key speakers include: Professors David Bellamy and Ian Fells, energy scientist at Newcastle University. The festival will showcase Waterworks, a series of audio-visual creations by artist Charlie Holmes and composer Philip Cashian. Details: Keith Seacroft, 0191 374 2946 or Alistair Baker, 0191 383 2222.
SPECIAL NEEDS NORTH 96
Educational Publishers Council resources exhibition for children with special needs at Haydock Park Racecourse, Merseyside. A seminar programme organised by the National Association for Special Educational Needs, will include practical sessions on managing the dyslexic pupil, using art therapy to help children with different emotional needs, and more. Ticketseminar bookings: Ruth Stuart Moore or Amanda Snow, 0171 580 6321.
ADULT LEARNERS WEEK
Open days and award ceremonies at colleges, adult education organisations and Training and Enterprise Councils across the UK co-ordinated by NIACE, the national organisation for adult learning. Details: 0116 251451. One participant is the Design Museum, London SE1, which is collaborating with Westminster Adult Education Service to introduce art and design seminars, family workshops and new courses. Details: Lesley Butterworth, 0171 403 6933 or Carmel Hayes, WAES, 0171 289 2183.
FUN RUN 96: PROMOTING HEALTH AWARENESS
Middlesex University's sports co-ordinator Pat Jarman is calling for joggers from the boroughs of Enfield, Haringey, Barnet, Islington and Camden to run with students and staff for Pounds 2 each. All money raised will go towards The friends of Rosie, a children's cancer research fund inspired by Rosie Larking who died of the disease aged five. Also on offer will be sports massage, free health profiles and information, aerobic warm-ups and entertainment for children. Details and application forms: 0181 362 5699.