Smell and Touch Safari

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Date(s) - 19/05/2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Mary Geraldine Harmsworth Park

Part of London’s 2019 Urban Tree Festival, made possible with support from Trees for Cities, the only UK charity working at a national and international scale to improve lives through planting trees in cities. We are delighted to welcome Andrew Stuck, founder of the Museum of Walking to lead a 90 minute walkshop as a Smell & Touch safari.

Smell & Touch safari

A 90 minute workshop-on-foot for all the family. Learn how to discern and capture the scents

and smells of urban nature and green spaces using your senses of smell and touch.

We may not have the expertise of cats or dogs in tracking down prey or making us aware of hungry predators, but our noses are on ‘alert’ all the time.  On this delightful walkshop you can learn how to discern and capture the scents and smells (fragrant and noxious odours too), at the same time as discovering secret haunts and the little known history of smell. Brush your hands across a lavender bush, or squeeze a leaf of eucalyptus and yet more smells are broken free.

This is a practical hands on walkshop in which you can discover how to tell the age and health of a tree through only using your nose and fingers!  Trees offer so much in terms of touch.  We will encourage participants to trace leaves, rub trunks, and stroke branches – not the thorny ones however!

  • Meet under the guns in front of the Imperial War Museum
  • Suitable for families; children must be accompanied.  All materials provided.
  • Please book in advance to guarantee your place. This also helps us be more sustainable, by not over producing notebooks etc.   

Meet Andrew Stuck under the guns at the front of the Imperial War Museum, Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, London SE1

Safari tickets: £8 in advance / on the day. Concession (Under 21 or & Senior Citizen – Proof of age required / Reg Unemployed /Disability): £4 Accompanied children under 14 come free

To ensure we have sufficient resources, please tell us how many younger children you will be bringing by selecting the appropriate boxes when booking.

When booking tickets you will automatically be set up with a Username & Password (that will be sent to you by e mail.  These details will allow you to log in and view / change your booking at any time.

Please print off your receipt and bring to start of the event as proof of ticket purchase

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