Tarmac and Cheshire Wildlife Trust open new wildlife discovery centre at Crown Farm Quarry
TARMAC are working in partnership with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust to create an exciting new educational facility at Crown Farm Quarry, in Cheshire.
The Crown Farm Discovery Centre, run by Cheshire Wildlife Trust, will hold education sessions for local school children to encourage them to learn about nature and how they can play their part in preserving it for the future.
The groups will be able to get up close with nature as they explore a restored area of the quarry which has been turned in to a nature reserve.
Tarmac quarry manager Steven Williams said: ‘We are very excited to be opening the Discovery Centre on the site as a way to encourage children to learn more about wildlife and quarrying, what it involves, why we do it and what can be achieved as a result of it.
‘We have been working with the Cheshire Wildlife Trust for a number of years now on the restoration of the site, so it’s great to be able to work with them on this project and give something back to the community.’
The Discovery Centre has both an indoor and outdoor classroom and has been specially designed to help children get the most out of their visit.
During a trip to the centre, children will be able to take part in various outdoor activities including habitat studies, such as pond dipping, mini-beast hunting, identifying wild flowers and trees, plus Forest School-type activities.
Robyn Moseley, wild communities officer with Cheshire Wildlife Trust, said: ‘Having the opportunity to teach young people about nature and the importance of wildlife in our wonderful new nature reserve is fantastic. It’s been great to be able to work with Tarmac on this project and we can’t wait to get started.’
The Discovery Centre was officially opened on Thursday 13 June, with the first school visit taking place on 21 June.