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Lunchtime Biodiversity Walks

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Following the success of biodiversity walks organised by Cranfield University’s Walks in summers of 2011 and 2012, a new lunchtime series is planned for spring/ summer 2013:
Thursday 2nd May
Wednesday 29th of May
Wednesday 5th of June
Wednesday 12th of June
Wednesday 26th of June
Meet Outside building 26 (Main Reception)
No need to book just turn up
Time:  13.00- 13.45 hours
A selection of routes around Cranfield University campus
Walk leader: Alan Nelson (a member of staff from School of Applied Sciences and a wildlife expert )
Organiser: Becky Shepherd (university’s Energy and Environment team)
These walks are subject to good weather conditions – have a look at this website on the day of each walk to see if there’s an update.

Sunday 2 December – Earth sends S.O.S.: Help, plant trees!

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The world is in peril. And Gaya, the Spirit of the Earth, can no longer stand the terrible destruction plaguing our planet. And she now asks us, to give her a helping hand. — A call for the planeteers to give a helping hand, to heal the world!

Cranfield University Student Association and Walking society Presents

Heal the world – take part in tree planting @ Forest of  Marston Vale 

Cranfield University students planting trees last year

The CSA and the walking society ‘Cranfield University’s Walks‘  have joined hands to promote a good cause. A public tree planting event in Forest of Marston Vale.

Tea/coffee/biscuits/tools/toilets etc are provided for all participants. Now all we need is YOU.

Plantation Timings:  11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Date: 2nd December

NOTE: We would require you to register at the CSA office 1st floor, by Thursday evening, so that we get an estimate of the number of people for whom transport has to be arranged.

COST: 3 pounds (a meager sum for a much better Earth) and this includes the refreshments as well as transport.

It’s your chance to make a difference!

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Friday 27 April – Green Week walks

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Green Week is taking place on Cranfield campus this week – take part in events organised by Cranfield University Walks

1) Lunchtime biodiversity walk around Cranfield campus                                                              Walk itinerary: 
Meet in front of Cafe Bookshop,                                                 Depart at 13.10 hours                                                                 Return 14.00 hours                                                                      There is no cost associated with attending this walk, just turn up.

Lunch break with a difference! Learn about the fauna and flora on Cranfield campus from our walk leader, Alan Nelson from School of Applied Sciences – an expert on dragonflies and an experienced bat surveyor.   

2) Early evening walk to Lodge Farm, North Crawley                      Walk itinerary:       
Meet in front of Cafe Bookshop,                                                                                                 Depart at 17.30 hours                                                                                                                     Return back circa 19.30 hours                                                                                                           Total walk length: circa 5 km (3 miles)                                                                                     Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for a walk on country footpaths. There are some stiles to climb over.                                                                                                                 There is no cost associated with attending this walk, just turn up.           

Last year students enjoying a visit to Lodge Farm

Take a break from your studies – join us for a walk to Angela’s farm shop at Lodge Farm. Expect some delicious cakes!

A great opportunity to ask Angela about Lodge Farm’s non-homegenised milk, say hello to the cows  and chickens or have a go at the trampoline.