What a fantastic event Baldoyle Community Hall has lined up for next weekend, writes Rose Barrett. Balydoyle Bay Biosphere Festival scheduled for Saturday, May 20 offers an amazing array of free events for adults and fun for kiddies of all ages on the day.
At 10am on Saturday 20, Karin Dubsky (BA Msc) of Coastwatch Europe will give a talk on the work of Coastwatch and the protection of Baldoyle Bay, its unique plants and animals.
Dr Thomas McCloughlin (FLS, FRSB CBiol DCU) is next up at 10.40am. His talk is aptly named: “Who eats in Baldolye Estuary?” Bird food and other food for thought!
Dean Eaton (Biosphere Co-ordinator Dublin Bay Biosphere Partnership) will give a talk entitled “The History of Dublin Bay Biosphere” before Howth Foraging commences a foraging workshop at 11am.
At 11.50am, there’s the launch of Baldoyle Bay Seagrass Restoration Project with Eveann Nolan and Cllr Joan Hopkins.
Gillian Bird, Head of Education and Media with the DSPCA will speak on Responsible Dog Ownership at 12 noon before Baldoyle Wild Towns address “Baldoyle Biodiversity by Bike!” at 12.15pm.
Jo Faulkner of Chi Flow with Jo (Shiatsu and Conscious Cooking) will talk about seaweed and the Irish superfood at 12.40pm. For centuries, seaweed has been extolled as having so many beneficial health components.
Howth Foraging is back with another workshop at 1.30pm while Dale Treadwell (Educator/Author gives a “Naturally Wild, the Five Bs of Biodiversity”, also at 1.30pm. Kate Moore, Hatha Yoga will run an Eco-flow yoga talk to the sounds of the estuary, the final class/talk of the day.
Throughout the afternoon, there will be a Petting Animal Farm on site, demonstrations, kiddies fun, magic show and paddle boarding but you must click QR code to book the latter.
A fantastic day, fun for the kiddies, biodiversity and environment awareness talks all day. All happening at Baldoyle Community Hall on Saturday, May 20 next from 10am-3pm. Email [email protected] or see www.baldoyleforum.ie