Norwich Science Festival

November 7, 2016 Off By Wild Anglia

Wild Anglia is very pleased to have been able to be part of nsf-logo-large
the fantastic Norwich Science Festival last month (the first ever city wide science festival held in Norwich) and get involved with some great events engaging people and spurring conversations around pro-environmental behaviour and agricultural life, conservation and environmental sciences here in Norfolk and Suffolk!

We held a special Wild Words debate in the heart of the city around how to encourage pro-environmental behaviour, bringing discussions in about how best to approach doing this and how to generate the most effective impacts. If you want to read more about this event check out our previous post on it here.

We also had the pleasure to help with the Nature Question Time debate chaired by Martha Kearney of the BBC with a panel of informed speakers Mark Avery, Dr Anne Edwards, Robert Sheasby and Jake Fiennes. As this was the final event on Norfolk’s Festival of Nature program within the Norwich Science Festival we thought it would be great to keep the conversations going after the event by hosting a post-debate drinks and discussion.

This event drew a great and engaged crowd interested in the agriculture and environmental conservation here in Norfolk and Suffolk asking questions from the impacts of Brexit to how we can bring the thinking and ideas around the economic drivers of agriculture and the need to conserve our environment closer together. A passionate and engaging debate was held across the panel and audience that carried on into our post-debate discussion as the conversation on these topics could have kept going all evening!

Wild Anglia would again like to thank the Norwich Science Festival for putting on a fantastic program of events over it’s two weeks, it was great to see so many people of all ages and backgrounds getting involved in science and nature, and we look forward to seeing it back here next year!