Small Heath EcoPark Local Faith Community Outreach Event
This open evening is aimed at faith leaders, young people leaders, environmental champions and interested people within reach of the EcoPark.
Our programme will include presentations, activities for young people discussion and tours of the EcoPark.
Hidden in the middle of Small Heath, Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust’s EcoPark is secret wildlife oasis. The EcoPark now has a new Environmental Centre that will enable more people to come and connect with the nature on our doorstep: offering opportunities for families, schools and local residents of all ages to get hands on with nature.
Footsteps is teaming up with the Wildlife Trust on Wednesday 20th July to connect the EcoPark and the new Environmental Centre with local faith communities and their work with young people. We are also using the event to launch our Small Footsteps review process and find out how faith and the natural world environment are intertwined for young people.
5.30pm Tours of EcoPark
6.30pm Presentation and discussions, including
- Faiths and the natural world
- EcoPark overview and Wildlife Trust summer activities for for young people
- Small Footsteps programme
- Small Footsteps review launch
- Questions and Discussion
7:15pm Conversations, refreshments and exploring the EcoPark
8.00 pm End
Please note that the entrance to the EcoPark is shared with the Eden Girls Academy. We will put a Footsteps banner near to the entrance to indicate where to go.
We plan to keep the gate open until 6:30pm, when the main presentations start. If you arrive later and the the gate is closed, please ring through on the intercom to the EcoPark and we’ll let you in.
Sustainable travel to the EcoPark
The number 17 bus runs from Moor St and stops just outside the EcoPark on Hob Moor Rd (Waverly School stop).
The park is a half-hour cycle from the city centre along the Grand Union canal, and then up the ‘Kingfisher route’ along the River Cole, turning off at Hob Moor Rd.
For those who do need to drive (e.g. for accessibility) parking is available outside the environment centre accessed via the shared entrance with the girls academy.