WILDEAST LAUNCHES EDUCATIONAL ROAR EVENT

ROAR is an event initiative that has been launched by nature recovery charity WildEast, which will take place between 23 – 29 October 2022 at Fritton Lake. It`s main objective is to engage both adults and children and raise awareness of the WildEast initiative, which encourages everyone to donate 20% of what they have to nature, whether it be a garden or a window box.

Visitors will get to hear from experts on nature recovery including Dutch rewilding expert Leo Linnartz, Cambridge University’s expert on climate threats, Bill Sutherland and Mike Wadham’s Big Green Internet project on Sunday 23rd of October.  Wednesday 26th will profile a wide range of existing pledgees and Friday 28th features Ben Rawlence, Author of The Treeline, Chris Jones from The Beaver Trust and Oxford University’s environmental expert John Lynch.

There will also be live music throughout the day including a performance by Paul Johnson a WildEast supporter, who has written and recorded a song dedicated to the WildEast foundation.

Plus, the opportunity to meet and talk to the founders of WildEast and enjoy a range of nature-based activities including nature safaris, foraging, lake swimming and tasty wild food.

Tickets cost from £6 for adults and children are free to attend, with the option of a lunchtime barbeque for an additional £10 for adults and £8 for children. Tickets are limited and must be booked in advance by going to the Fritton Lake website: https://www.frittonlake.co.uk/all-activities/at-fritton/

Hugh Somerleyton, co-founder of WildEast said: “ROAR is part of our commitment to persuade 1,250,000 people from across the region to join our movement and pledge to do their part so that nature can survive for generations to come.”  He added “Its open to everyone, we’ve got a unique line up of special eco-restoration experts so come and join us”.

Fritton Lake is located 35 minutes from the A146 in Norwich, between Beccles and Great Yarmouth.

Address:  WildEast ROAR, Fritton Lake, Beccles Road, Fritton, Norfolk  NR31 9HA

Image: shows nature safaris in the 1,000 acre restoration project at Fritton Lake.  Credit Edvinas Bruzas.

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