Dusty’s Wildlife Rangers at WWT London Wetland Centre
This summer bring your kids to WWT London Wetland Centre so they can enjoy the excitement of becoming a Wildlife Ranger! Children of all ages can join Dusty Duck, pick up their very own log book and collect stickers for each exciting activity they complete.
A full day of discovery and adventure awaits families with a wide variety of wildlife ranger activities being held including:
Pond dipping –
what fascinating creatures can you catch in your net?
Ranger training –
join our wardens to find out what it takes to become a real wildlife ranger. We’ll show you how to identify reptiles, how to recognise animals tracks and much more!
Wildlife recording –
explore the reserve and record what you find. Can you mark where it is on a map?
Wild play –
join our team for this crafty session to learn more about nature and to see what you can create.
Spotlight talks –
find out more about your favourite wetland animals. Whether it’s our eiders, cranes or screamers that intrigue you, you’re sure to discover loads!
Match nature’s colours –
search the site to discover nature’s astonishing summer colours.
Children will be encouraged to record their findings and experiences in their log books, like a real life ranger, as a permanent reminder of their wild day out.
Scott Petrek, one of WWT’s real life wildlife rangers said:
“I love being a wildlife ranger for WWT and helping to care for and protect our amazing wetland animals. We thought families would welcome the chance to experience what it’s like to be a ranger through a series of fun-packed, mini adventures, including activities that I do as part of my day to day job. Hopefully, we’ll also inspire some of our younger visitors to become the wildlife rangers of the future, helping to create a world where healthy wetland nature thrives and enriches lives.”
Dusty Duck’s rather handsome ‘look’ was created by Aardman Animations (makers of the fab Wallace and Gromit).
He lives in a wetland and he’s called Dusty because when he was a little duckling his own watery home was drained and became a ‘dust bowl’ so he made his new home here. He wants all his water-loving animal pals to be able to live happily in fantastic wetlands and thinks children are the best people to help make this happen.
About WWT London Wetland Centre is a 105 acre wetland visitor centre in Barnes, southwest London, an international award-winning visitor attraction and a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). It is home to a wide range of wildlife species including birds, water voles, bats and amphibians. Facilities include six wildlife hides, Kingfisher Kitchen, Observatory, a gift shop and free car park. The Centre also has indoor and outdoor adventure play areas for children.