Celebrate nature with the whole family thanks to an initiative from Pukka Herbs.
The organic tea company has teamed up with the Natural History Museum to deliver a digital biodiversity themed family festival, called Tune in to Nature, to inspire and educate all ages on plants and pollinators.
The virtual festival started on Monday and continues to Sunday, August 9, and aims to connect people with nature. Across the two-week period, Pukka Herbs and the Natural History Museum hope to inspire people of all ages to tune in and embrace the nature that is on their doorstep.
The jam-packed programme of free digital activities will be hosted on the Natural History Museum website with content to engage all ages such as wildlife arts and crafts, a live quiz and nature-based bingo – an amazing checklist of plants and animals to spot this summer.
- Plant club – a series of downloadable resources to help identify local plants and report sightings as a citizen scientist. The activities will encourage families to look for different plant species and learn about the life cycle of plants.
- Pukka Herbs ‘how to’ series – focusing on three pollinator-friendly herbs used in Pukka Herbs organic teas – mint, lavender and chamomile – these expert-led videos will give families the chance to get creative with a variety of makes and bakes.
- Noisy nature – a fun activity to encourage families to use their sense of hearing to connect with local wildlife and take a moment to enjoy and relax in nature.
Vicky Murray, Sustainability Manager at Pukka Herbs, explained: “This year, more than ever, we want to connect as many people as possible with the beauty of nature, and in doing so, create advocates for our planet. The aim of this festival is to educate on biodiversity and the importance of pollinators. All living things exist within their own communities and we are intertwined in a natural system which enables all of us to thrive.”
Alex Burch, Head of Public Programmes at the Natural History Museum, added: “As 2020 is the Museum’s Year of Biodiversity, we want to inspire people to think about the natural world and their role in protecting it. Through our digital activities, we want to engage families with the nature around them and work towards a future where both people and planet thrive.”