Picnic with Tigers - EVENT FULLY BOOKED!!
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Who this event is for
JHB Lecture Theatre & JHB Forum, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site
Did you know that at the start of the 20th century there were an estimated 100,000 tigers worldwide, but today, their numbers have fallen to just 3,000-5,000?
Join us during National Science and Engineering Week, for a family friendly event exploring how we can protect and expand our remaining tiger populations.
Professor Stewart Thompson, conservation expert at Oxford Brookes, will be providing a talk for any budding conservationists and their parents on his work and what we can do to help conserve tigers. Professor Thompson says 'Today wild tigers are in trouble, with fewer of them left on the planet compared to 50 years ago. However, we can turn their fortunes around if we all understand more about them and their amazing capabilities. Come along and hear about what makes tigers so special and what we need to do in order to make sure everyone can enjoy them into the future.'
Afterwards, there will be the opportunity to dress up as a tiger, and have a wild picnic in our new John Henry Brookes Building, and a reading of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'!
Timings for the day:
11.00-11.45 - Tiger talk and Quiz
11.45-12.15 - Reading of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'
12.15-13.00 - Tiger picnic - (food for this is provided for the children only)