TALK by TV's Dr George McGavin for DWT: What have bugs ever done for me?
Monday 30th April 2018
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is delighted to invite the public to a talk by television presenter and bug expert, Dr George McGavin, to help raise money for Dorset’s largest wildlife charity.
This very special talk is on Saturday 2nd June at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne and is called ‘What have bugs ever done for me?’
DWT is also offering an exclusive chance to meet George in person in a very special VIP reception before the main talk, with drinks and canapes included.
A self-confessed bug addict, Dr George McGavin is an entomologist, author, academic, television presenter and explorer, appearing regularly on the BBC One Show. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Department of Zoology at Oxford University.
George said, “The beauty of Dorset and its rich diversity of wildlife has kept me coming back for over forty years. I am delighted that the Dorset Wildlife Trust has invited me to talk about insects for they are endlessly fascinating and more importantly, they provide vital ecosystem services without which our world would be a very different place."
DWT’s Fundraising Officer, Clare Busby said, “We are so pleased to welcome George McGavin to Dorset to talk to local wildlife enthusiasts about the wonderful world of bugs. George is a very engaging and popular speaker, with an excellent knowledge of the natural world, specialising in insects, ecology, evolution, conservation and exploration. All the money raised from this event will go straight back into conservation work in Dorset. We work hard to create and maintain habitat on our nature reserves for the benefit of wildlife which is something George is very interested in.”
The talk will take place at 7.30pm on Saturday 2nd June at the Allendale Centre, Wimborne. VIP tickets are still available and are £25 per person (starting at 6.30pm) and standard tickets cost £15 for adults and £7.50 for children (under 16’s).
Book now to avoid disappointment on 01305 264620 or online here.
Please note that tickets will be sent out two weeks before the event.
Notes to Editor
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 27,000 members and 44 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows nature reserve and the Kingcombe Centre, Brownsea Island Nature Reserve, The Fine Foundation Marine Centre and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas. Dorset Wildlife Trust registered charity number: 200222.
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