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 Summer 2017 the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust once again teamed 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 despite the fact that Summer is over we're not finished yet!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who attended events and activities on Tresco throughout the Summer months, for their kindness and generosity, and hope that the hardy Autumn souls will continue to support our small charity.

Summer Activities are now over but we do have a little something scheduled for the October Half Term so why not come join us? (click on the titles to view posters):

  • Tuesday 24th October 2017 - Tresco Walk - 10:00 - 12:00 ~ Meet outside the Ruin;
  • Tuesday 24th October 2017 - Rockpool Ramble & BeachCombing; New Grimsby, Tresco - 14:00 - 15:00 - Meet on the slipway opposite Gallery Tresco.

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 offered something a little different across the Islands and invited visitors to our Islands to join a member of our team for guided walks.

These were 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 and over the coming weeks we will be doing a round -up of our activities and making plans for next year.

Missed out on a #MyWildScilly Guided Walk?  Fear not!  We are taking part in Walk Scilly Weekend 2017 and have a handful of walks on offer!

  • Friday 13th October 2017 - #MyWildScilly ~ St Martin's - 10:15 - 13:45 departing from Higher Town Quay, St Martin's.  Alternatively you can catch a 10:15 boat from St Mary's.  Cost: £8.50
  • Sunday 15th October 2017 - Secret St Mary's - 10:00 - 13:00 departing from Trenoweth. A taxi can be arranged if required to drop odd at the meeting point.  Cost £8.50
  • Monday 16th October 2017 - RockPool Roam for Scilly's Coastal Creatures - 10:00 - 12:00 meeting at the Tourist Information Centre

Further details regarding Walk Scilly Weekend can be found on the Visit Scilly Website; please also book on any walks you intend to attend through Visit Scilly also.

Wildlife Safaris

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

We went around the Western Rocks and saw Puffins, Manx shearwaters, Guillemots, Razorbills, Shags and Fulmars, Dolphins, Porpoise, Sunfish, Seals & much more.

We also learnt about Marine Plastics and 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 £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've missed these there are still a couple of opportunities for you to join us, details of which are below:

  • Friday 15th September 2017 ~ Wildlife Safari; departing St Agnes Quay at 13:00
  • Wednesday 11th October 2017 ~ Wildlife Safari; departing St Agnes Quay at 13:00

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 ran a number of Rockpooling & Beach sessions across the Islands.

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

We met 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 also learnt about the not so boring Limpet and seaweeds such as Gutweed, Sea Lettuce & Kelp!

Although our Summer Activities have now come to an end there is a fantastic opportunity to join us on Samson for "Beach Clean for (Chocolate) Brownies" during Outstanding Week 2017.

More information about this event can also be found on our FaceBook Events Page.

In addition to this event we are joining forces with the Isles of Scilly Community Archaeology Group who are visiting Samson on the same day.  So if Marine Debris isn't your thing why not join them in preserving Scilly's archaeology?

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