Events & Education

Over the course of the year we put on a number of events or educational activities which people can join in with. We've now finalised the 2018 schedule. Make sure to follow us on Facebook & Twitter for the latest updates and check out our FaceBook Events section for the any short notice impromptu events which may be added as and when we can fit them in. Come and join us!

All of our events & educational activities are made possible through Isles of Scilly AONB Funding.  Thank you Isles of Scilly AONB!

Tresco Walks & A Little Something Special.

During 2018 the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust will once again team up with Tresco Island to provide activities encouraging the whole family to get out and enjoy the incredible and varied wildlife and scenery Tresco has to offer.

Following the success of Tresco Walks we added a little something extra for the visitors to Tresco Island and this will continue for 2018!

Summer Activities are now finalised so check out below and why not come join us? (click on the titles to view posters):

  • Tuesday 24th July 2018 - Tresco Walk - 10:00 - 12:00 ~ Meet outside the Ruin;
  • Tuesday 31st July 2018 - Tresco Walk - 10:00 - 12:00 - Meet outside the Ruin Beach Cafe;
  • Tuesday 31st July 2018 - Rockpool Ramble & BeachCombing; Old Grimsby, Tresco - 13:30 - 15:00 - Meet by the crab chairs on the grass next to the Ruin.
  • Tuesday 7th August 2018 - Tresco Walk - 10:00 - 12:00 ~ Meet outside the Ruin.
  • Tuesday 14th August 2018 - Tresco Walk - 10:00 - 12:00 - Meet outside the Ruin Beach Cafe;
  • Tuesday 14th August 2018Rockpool Ramble & BeachCombing; Old Grimsby, Tresco - 13:30 - 15:00 - Meet by the crab chairs on the grass next to the Ruin.
  • Tuesday 21st August 2018Tresco Walk - 10:00 - 12:00 - Meet outside the Ruin Beach Cafe;
  • Tuesday 28th August 2018 - #TrescoTuesday with a Twist - 12:00 - 14:00 - Meet on the slipway by the Flying Boat Club;
  • Tuesday 23rd October 2018Rockpool Ramble & BeachCombing; Old Grimsby, Tresco - 10:00 - 11:30 - Meet by the crab chairs on the grass next to the Ruin.
  • Tuesday 23rd October 2018 - Tresco Walk - 13:00 - 15:00 - Meet outside the Ruin Beach Cafe;

Although these events remain FREE; however, donations to Scilly's only local independent conservation charity with land management responsibilities are encouraged and greatly appreciated.

Have you ever wanted to know what the weird looking critter is attached to a rock or found at low tide on the flats? Now's your chance to find out! Be sure to join us for our Rockpool Rambles & Beach Sessions!

Keep up to date with planned events by following @ScillyWildlife and @TrescoIsland on Twitter.  We look forward to meeting you!

#MyWildScilly Guided Walks

During the Summer months we will once again be offering something a little different across the Islands and invite residents and visitors to our Islands to join a member of our team for guided walks.

These are a fantastic opportunity to explore the wild side of Scilly and get to know some more about our local plants and wildlife.

They proved successful last year and we have added more for the 2018 season.

Insect Safaris (new for 2018!)

Creepy Crawlies are not everyones cup of tea but we are pretty confident we can change your mind!  Don't be put off if you don't feel the love for the bugs, come along, learn a little about their lives and you may just find it in your heart to view them a little differently!

  • Sunday 22nd July 2018 - Insect Safari on St Mary's - 10:00 - 12:00 - Meet on Porth Mellon Slip (opposite Island Carriers), St Mary's;
  • Friday 27th July 2018 - Insect Safari on St Mary's - 10:00 - 12:00 - Meet on Porth Mellon Slip (opposite Island Carriers), St Mary's;
  • Thursday 2nd August 2018 - Insect Safari on St Mary's - 10:00 - 12:00 - Meet on Porth Mellon Slip (opposite Island Carriers), St Mary's;

Wildlife Safaris & Puffin Cruises

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust are teaming up with St Agnes Boating once again for 2018 to bring you Wildlife Safaris every Wednesday; departing from St Agnes Quay at 13:00.

Trips usually take in the Western Rocks where we expect to see Puffins, Manx shearwaters, Guillemots, Razorbills, Shags and Fulmars, Dolphins, Porpoise, Sunfish, Seals & much more (during the breeding season)

You will also discover the fascinating world of Marine Plastics and learn about the work that the Trust is doing to clean up Scilly's beaches as well as the debris effect on our wildlife.

The Safaris last 1.5 hours and cost £17.00 (with £2.50 of this charge going towards the valuable work to preserve our Islands' wildlife and heritage carried out by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust).  

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to this St Agnes Boating are also trialling Puffin Cruises!  Come and enjoy an exclusive evening on the water searching for seabirds around Annet, Scilly's seabird Island! 

  • Tuesday 3rd July 2018 - Boat Departs St Agnes Quay at 19:45
  • Tuesday 10th July 2018 - Boat departs St Agnes Quay at 19:45

These trips are limited to 12 people and cost £12.00 per person.  To book your place please head on over to the St Agnes Boating Website, or download the St Agnes Boating App!

 

Please note:  Trips may be cancelled at short notice if the weather isn't suitable. 

Keep up to date with planned events by following @ScillyWildlife and @StAgnesBoating on Twitter.

Rockpool Safari & Seashore Detective

During the summer months we run a number of Beach sessions across the Islands.

These were free family activities (although donations to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust are encouraged and welcome).

We'll meet some of our less well known residents; discovering Sea slugs, Squat lobsters, Pipe fish, Dog whelks, Strawberry Anemones, Starfish, Clingfish, crabs and much more!  We'll also learn about the not so boring Limpet and seaweeds such as Gutweed, Sea Lettuce & Kelp!

Our Summer Activities are now arranged so keep an eye out and be sure to come and join us if you can!

Keep up to date with planned events by following @ScillyWildlife and @ScillyAONB 

Activity & Information Sheets and Booklets

At all of our events we have a selection of booklets, activity sheets and information.  Much of this is free to take away and can also be downloaded below; we will endeavour to keep this section updated and ensure that .pdf versions are available to download.  All of these sheets have been adapted and are Scilly-specific; containing species and objects that you can and will find in Scilly.

There are currently two items which we are unable to give away and ask anyone who would like copies to give a donation.  

These are our: 

  • RockPool Guides - laminated sheets with information and illustrations showing some of the things you will find on our beaches and in our rockpools.  These guides are incredibly popular and useful to anyone wanting to explore Scilly's shores.  Suggested Donation ---> £1.00
  • Seashore Guides - beautifully illustrated books showing some of the things you will find not only in our rockpools but along the seashore including fish, plants, birds, shells and more.  These are not just books but places to record your sightings, draw pictures and much more.  Suggested Donation ---> £5.00

Downloads

FilenameFile size
beach_litter_of_interest_-_2016.pdf824.25 KB
missing_words_-_2016.pdf2.59 MB
butterfly_id_guide_-_2016.pdf6.18 MB
shoreline_detective_-_2017.pdf9.44 MB