Events

Our outreach team and volunteers are involved in events up and down the country, to help you find out more about our work.

We also recommend a number of other conservation-based exhibitions, activities and shows.

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Saturday 6 February 2016
Volunteer training workshop - Aberdeen

Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre
Aberdeen University

Time: 10am-3pm

Would you like to find out more about becoming a Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer? Come along to our volunteer training day to find out about the ways you can get involved and support bumblebee conservation, from holding a stall, to providing a talk, to surveying for bumblebees. This workshop will introduce you to our volunteering opportunities, how to get started and how we can support you on your volunteering journey.

This is a free event but places are limited so please email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

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Friday 12 February 2016
Volunteer training workshop - Dunfermline

Carnegie Hall
Dunfermline
Time:
10am-3pm

Would you like to find out more about becoming a Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer? Come along to our volunteer training day to find out about the ways you can get involved and support bumblebee conservation, from holding a stall, to providing a talk, to surveying for bumblebees. This workshop will introduce you to our volunteering opportunities, how to get started and how we can support you on your volunteering journey.

This is a free event but places are limited so please email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

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Friday 26 February 2016
Volunteer training workshop - Dunbarton

Benview Resource Centre
Dunbarton
Time:
10am-3pm

Would you like to find out more about becoming a Bumblebee Conservation Trust volunteer? Come along to our volunteer training day to find out about the ways you can get involved and support bumblebee conservation, from holding a stall, to providing a talk, to surveying for bumblebees. This workshop will introduce you to our volunteering opportunities, how to get started and how we can support you on your volunteering journey.

This is a free event but places are limited so please email volunteering@bumblebeeconservation.org to book your space.

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Wednesday 9 March 2016
Bumblebee talk by Professor Dave Goulson

Grayshott Village Hall
Hampshire
GU26 6TZ
Time:
7.30pm

Hosted by Grayshott Gardens in Hampshire, this is an opportunity to come and listen to Dave Goulson talk about the Bumblebees.

Professor Dave Goulson from Sussex University is a world leading researcher into bumblebee ecology and conservation. He jointly formed the Bumblebee Conservation Trust in 2006 after the decline and extinction of some of our UK species. As well as being a leading scientist he is also an active conservationist helping to spread the message of the plight of our bumblebees. He is the bestselling author of 'A Sting in the Tail' and 'A Buzz in the Meadow'.

To book your ticket, please contact Terry Boorman on 01428 722000.

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Saturday 28 May 2016
Bumblebee Identification for Beginners Caithness

Castlehill Heritage Centre
Harbour Road
Castletown
Caithness KW14 8TG

Time: 10am – 3.30pm

This is a FREE event, but limited so booking is essential.

Have you ever wondered where bumblebees live, why there are fewer than there used to be, and what you can do to help them? As part of the North Coast 500 Wildlife Festival, this one day workshop will give you an introduction to the ecology and identification of bumblebees. We’ll hear presentations in the morning at Castlehill, followed by an afternoon site visit around the beautiful gardens and heritage flagstone trail. The course will be useful for anyone wishing to find out about bumblebees and improve their identification skills. Find out about:

• The ecology and life cycle of a bumblebee
• Understand the challenges facing bumblebee species, especially the ultra-rare great yellow bumblebee
• Recognise important features that will support bumblebees in a range of habitats, including grasslands, woodlands and farmland
• Identify distinguishing characteristics of different bumblebees and how to spot a queen, worker and male
• Identify five common bumblebee species
• Why we need more data about bee populations, and how to carry out a simple monitoring transect.

For more information, or to book a space, please contact admin@bumblebeeconservation.org.