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Following on from the Heritage Lottery funded project, Exploring in Darwin's Footsteps', We have secured a further grant for the new project ‘Discover Darwin’s Origins at Downe’ which celebrates the work Darwin carried out in the surrounding landscape around his home in Downe.

The project includes public events including Darwin Festivals, skills and heritage training days and walks and talks in collaboration with expert scientists.

A programme of activities have been devised for local schools and community groups and workshops run for local volunteers who in turn will be able to act as guides and interpreters for heritage trails around the area.

Download the latest Walks Talks and Events leaflet

Look out for further listings of new and exciting events

A Monstrous Time!

Activities & Display
Sat 18th September 2010 Drop-in sessions start at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
Visit a display about Lubbock's and Darwin's shared interest in geological and evolutionary time and join in some family games and activities around the theme of dinosaurs, fossils and insect-eating plants.
All participants able to complete all the challenges will receive a prize!
For more informtion contact 01689 862815

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Lubbock's Mansion to Darwin's Down House

Walk & Talk
Sat 18th September 2010 9:30am
Celebrate the anniversary of when Darwin moved to Downe on 17th September 1842, take an early morning stroll from High Elms Country Park to Downe village and back and hear about two neighbourhood friends and their life at home. Appreciate the habitats they would have seen when visiting each other.
Meet at High Elms main car park, off High Elms Road. Distance: 2-3 miles.
For more information contact 01689 862815

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Going LOOPy from Hayes to Farnborough

Walk & Talk
Fri 3rd September 2010 10:30am
Come and enjoy the trees of West Wickham, Hayes and Keston Commons and the open space explored by Darwin around Holwood, Downe, High Elms and Farnborough on this guided walk.
Linear walk following part of Section 3 of the London LOOP from outside Hayes Railway Station to Farnborough village (lift back to Hayes Station available). Bring a packed lunch. Distance: 6 miles
For more information contact 01689 862815

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Crystal Palace Park Biodiversity Day

Activities & Workshops
Weds 11th August 2010 11:00am to 4:00pm
Come and learn about Darwin and Biodiversity, and his connections with the Park at a fun day of free activities, workshops, theatre shows and displays.
for more information contact 0208 778 9496

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Pools and Green Pastures

Walk & Talk
Tues 20th July 2010 10.30am.
Take a linear walk up the dip slope to the crest of the North Downs from Downe Road to Silversted Lane, taking you through diverse countryside, including that explored by Darwin.
Car parking information or bus-walk routes to start and finish of
walk given on booking. Return lift provided. Distance: 3-4 miles
For more information contact 01689 862815

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Illustrating Darwin's Ideas

Walk, Talk & Activity
Sat 10th July 2010 10.30am to 12.30pm
Meet at BEECHE, High Elms to take a short guided walk through some of the meadows at High Elms looking at the plants and animals of high summer and the interactions between them. Then try your hand at drawing and painting them just like the Lubbocks & Darwins did in Victorian times. Materials provided.
Booking Essential, please call 01689 862815.

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Charles Darwin at Keston & Holwood

Walk & Talk
Sat 19th June 2010 10.30am. Sat 19th June 2010 10.30am.
Meet at Westerham Road top pond car park to follow Darwin's paths around Holwood and Keston and find out more about some of the plants and animals he studied there. Distance: 2.5 miles.
For more details contact 01689 862815

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Twig and Tweet


Can you help us find out more about Trees and Birds in your area?
Take part in this fun challenge for 7-11 year olds and find out about biodiversity around you.

Get together a team of class mates, friends or family to help you investigate your school grounds, local park or garden!
Listen and look out for as many birds and trees as you can find in one hour.

Let us know your results by the end of August 2010. Awards will be given to the best teams!

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Biodiversity Events


Biodiversity began in Bromley! - What is Biodiversity? - what can we do to save it? - come along to the public events listed inside this leaflet to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity and learn about Bromley's wildlife.

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What Mr Darwin Saw

Tues 13th April 2010 10:30-11:30 at Orpington Library and 14:30-15:30 at Bromley Central Library

Come and meet Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom, Children's authors and illustrators of 'What Mr Darwin Saw'

Mick and Brita will talk about their latest book, and tell us about how they got the idea for this fantastic book which explores Mr Darwins exciting life, explorations and discoveries.


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Discover Darwin Through Poetry

Ruth Padel,a great, great granddaughter of Charles Darwin,will talk about her books:
'Darwin: A Life in Poems' and her first novel 'Where the Serpent Lives' at Orpington Library, The Priory, Church Hill on
Tuesday 9th March 2010 6.30pm

For a FREE ticket please contact Orpington Library Tel: 01689 831551


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