Events & Education

Over the course of the year we put on a number of events or education activities which people can join in with. Take a look below at what is planned for 2017. Make sure to check back or follow us on Facebook & Twitter for the latest updates. 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 2017 the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust will once again team up with Tresco Island and are providing 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 are adding a little something extra for the visitors to Tresco Island and I have to say we're quite excited!  

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!

April activities are now set and are as follows (click on the titles to view posters):

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

Wildlife Safaris

The Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust have also teamed up with St Agnes Boating once again to bring you Wildlife Safaris every Wednesday from Wednesday 5th April through to September 2017; departing from St Agnes Quay at 13:00.

We will be guiding you around the Western Rocks where we expect to see Puffins, Manx shearwaters, Guillemots, Razorbills, Shags and Fulmars (during their breeding season - April to the end of July), Dolphins, Porpoise and Sunfish may also be seen.

We guarantee that you will see Seals and our resident seabirds all year!

The Safari lasts 1.5 hours and cost £16.50 (with £2.00 of this charge going towards the valuable work to preserve our Islands' wildlife and heritage carried out by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust).  

If you have binoculars please bring them; limited numbers will be available to borrow during the trip.  Please also ensure you bring warm clothing. 

Please note:  Trips may be cancelled at short notice if the weather isn't suitable but in these situations a guided walk will be offered, by the Wildlife Trust, to those who would like to find out a little more about the flora and fauna of St Agnes & Gugh and the work that goes in to keeping the Islands a haven for wildlife.  

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

 

Rockpool Rambles & Beachcombing

During the summer months we will be running Rockpooling & Beach sessions across the Islands.

These are currently free family activities (although donations to the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust are welcome) and times and locations will be confirmed on a weekly basis.

If you want to meet some of our less well known residents and are keen to discover Sea slugs, Squat lobsters, Pipe fish, Dog whelks, Strawberry Anemones and much more then come and join us!

April activities are now set and are as follows (click on the titles to view posters):

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