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Do you love where you live? Come along to a workshop on Binevenagh and Coastal Lowlands area!

Wednesday 3rd October
Magilligan Field Centre, Seacoast Road, Limavady


Grass Roots AGM 2018

Saturday 6th October
Newtownbreda Presbyterian Church Hall, Ormeau Road, Belfast


Harvest Month

Saturday 13th October
Springhill, Moneymore
Adult £5.90, Child £2.95

Autumn tales at Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus

Saturday 13th October
Oakfield Glen, Carrickfergus
£5 per child; £1 per accompanying adult

Clearance of Pine & Rhododendron

Sunday 14th October
Ballynahone Bog Nature Reserve, near Maghera, Co Londonderry


Overhead and Underfoot – The Second World War Legacies around the Lough

Tuesday 16th October
The Old Courthouse, Market Square, Antrim


City2Sea: Pathways for Litter Conference

Monday 22nd October
The Guildhall, Guildhall Street, Derry~Londonderry BT48 6DQ
See registration form above for details


Dippy on Tour 25 June 2018

A Natural History Adventure

For the first time Dippy, the Natural History Museum’s iconic Diplodocus skeleton cast, will be on display outside of the capital – touring the length and breadth of the UK from early 2018 to late 2020. Dippy will be on display in Dorset, Birmingham, Belfast, Glasgow, Newcastle, Cardiff, Rochdale and Norwich.  

Ulster Museum, September 2018 – January 2019  

Dippy’s visit will highlight each regions natural history collections and draw attention to the rich array of local biodiversity, encouraging families to explore nature on their doorstep. Dippy on Tour aims to help young people to connect with the natural world and gain a deeper understanding of it through science. 

As Dippy journeys across the UK he will inspire Natural History Adventures within the regions that he visits. These adventures will not only take place at host venues, but across a wide range of institutions within the area, from museums and galleries to universities and outdoor spaces. Natural History Adventures will engage audiences with their local biodiversity, past and present. 

Natural History Adventures are a unique opportunity to promote activities, with 10,000 leaflets being distributed in each region, and extend reach. Natural History Adventures can be produced and run by anyone. 

Taking a variety of forms, including workshops, displays, trails and digital resources, Natural History Adventures will encompass a range of themes and questions facing the scientific community today including sustainability, biodiversity and food–security. 


The timings of Natural History Adventures will need to line up with Dippy’s visit to the region.

Adventures may be previously run activities, or entirely new! 

For inclusion in promotional brochures event details must be confirmed ahead of the regional deadline. Events can be added online at any time. 

Participating venues / organisations must count, and report, numbers for each event. 

If you don’t have an adventure in mind but would like to take part Natural History Museum produced resources can be used (see ‘Additional assets’). 


To register interest or discuss Natural History Adventures please contact:

Gracie Divall

National Partnerships Manager

Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road

London SW7 5BD  e:  t: 020 7942 6037 / 5217 

Additional assets

The Natural History Museum is producing a number of assets that will be made available online. These include schools resource for ages 4 – 7, schools resources for ages 7 – 11, video content, recommended reading, and themed content that will be added to throughout the duration of the tour.

These materials will be made available online at on Friday 1 December 2017.

Evaluation materials will be made available for anyone wishing to use them.

Next steps

If you are intending to run a Natural History Adventure please get in touch with the event details (as above) and an estimation of the numbers that you would expect.

If you have run a similar event previously we would be interested in knowing the numbers previously in attendance.

We will then share with you the logos and evaluation materials, and add your events into the promotional Natural History Adventure brochure. The brochure will be distributed via Dippy on Tour partners and local visitor centres.

We look forward to hearing from you!