The popular Dumfries and Galloway Environment Fair is back for its sixteenth year – and is proud to announce that free entry is still the order of the day, thanks to support from Scottish National Heritage, Dumfries and Galloway Council, and the Crichton Carbon Centre. DG One Leisure Complex in Dumfries is gearing up to welcome thousands of people on Saturday 3 March. Doors open at 10am and stay open till 3.30pm.
Over 50 environmental organisations are expected to be in attendance, representing a lively mix of small local projects and larger national concerns. Find out what’s being done in Dumfries and Galloway to protect and enhance our very special environment, and more broadly what we can all do to ensure the best future for the planet. Dozens of stalls will be providing a wide range of crafts, demonstrations, interactive displays, things to make and quizzes to tackle to help everyone ‘learn, enjoy and get involved’ with their environment.
It’s decidedly hands-on. From crawling mini-beasts to seed-planting by way of making compost, bird boxes or paper, every stall is devising curious and entertaining activities to fire the imagination and show that all our efforts count. So you can take the Bike Dynamo challenge, learn how to identify the birds on your bird-table, make a hotel for bees and get close to goose poo.
Make 2012 the year you do something different. There will be a great range of local organisations on hand to help guide you towards environmental volunteering opportunities, exploring your local area, spotting and identifying wildlife or even recording your local flora and fauna to help support endangered species.
Organiser Morag Walker said, “Dumfries and Galloway Environment Fair is proud to be a genuine family occasion, with a famously warm welcome. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 3 March!”.