Style & Stuff Editorial
Dusty Duck wants a word…
Fun and educational: that was an oxymoron when I was growing up and smacked of visits to dusty museums to look at old bits of rock. Neither fun nor educational. What I would have given for Dusty Duck when I was eight-years-old? He’s currently looking for would-be rangers who can pick up their free Wildlife Rangers log-book on arrival at the centre before they set off on a day of exciting discoveries while practicing hands-on skills such as spotting and surveying. You can record your findings and experiences – just like a real life ranger – as a lasting reminder of your wild day out, before making your own mini Wildlife Ranger to take home. Imagine!
Wildlife Ranger David Dinsley: “I love being a wildlife ranger for WWT and helping to care for and protect our amazing wetlands and their animals. There’s such a huge variety of wildlife and habitats here and every day is so different. We thought families would enjoy 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.” And not a dusty rock in sight.
Dusty Wildlife Rangers runs across the school holiday every day from 22 July-3 September. No need to book and cost is included in admission. Washington Wetland Centre, Pattinson, Washington, NE38 8LE. wwt.org.uk/wetland-centres/Washington