A recent event organised by a TCV Natural Communities trainee Lyndsay and Transition Stirling has been huge success, showing how much fun it can be engaging communities. The Big Woodland Event brought over 500 people of all ages together to enjoy nature themed activities, workshops, music, demonstrations and walks.
Planning and preparing took several months of hard work which all paid off on the day. Over 15 organisations and community groups took part in the day ensuring there was something for everyone from foraging walks, bug walks and bush crafts to storytelling, woodworking workshops, cycle tours and chainsaw carving. That’s not to mention the music or dancing cow!
TCV Natural Communities trainees Harry and Anna joined in with the fun as well as OPAL community scientist Amy who all came along for the day to run some stalls promoting citizen science and give people the chance to try some tree surveys, make some woodland animals and learn about the importance of healthy woodlands.
None of the day would have been possible without the fantastic support of volunteers who all joined in to make the day a success. This video created by Transition Stirling volunteer, Peru, sums the whole event up beautifully…
You can view the video of the day here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTm-amP4PUE