Children and nature connected at Churchill Square in Brighton to help stop wildlife decline (From The Argus)
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Children and nature connected at Churchill Square in Brighton to help stop wildlife decline
2:30pm Thursday 8th August 2013 in News
Families are being urged to take the solution to wildlife decline into their own hands.
The RSPB community fundraising team have launched Giving Nature a Home, which connected children with nature at Churchill Square Shopping Centre yesterday.
The family drop-in event saw children learn how to build bug hotels from sticks and bamboo and find out about the insects most likely to move in, giving children an understanding of the importance of wildlife and the places it calls home.
Sam Stokes, media officer for the RSPB, said: “We launched the campaign to urge people, and especially families, to take to their own gardens to help the wildlife.
“We’ve had people come down today and building bug hotels and the hope is that they take them home with them and start to use them and develop an interest of what’s happening in their gardens.
"It’s been great and everyone has had a lovely time so hopefully it will take their interest.
“Part of the reason we started this initiative was because of a reported 60% decline in wildlife – so we want to let people know there are things people can do in their own homes to help.”
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