Cambridge Nature Festival 2024

25th May – 30th June

A celebration of the nature on our doorstep!

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Coldham’s Brook biodiversity event

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Coldham’s Brook biodiversity event

Sunday 30th June 1pm – 3pm

Find us at the entrance to Coldham’s Brook opposite Just for Pets253 Barnwell Road, CB5 8SL (what3words: swan.likes.coherent)

Celebrate the end of the Nature Festival with us at your local chalk stream, Coldham’s Brook!

Chalk streams provide habitats for many significant species, including brown trout and water vole. Did you know that around 85% of the world’s chalk streams are here in the UK, mostly in the south and the southeast of England?

Join Wellcome Connecting Science for a wonderful activity walk along Coldham’s Brook, exploring the natural world around us. From bugs to birds, plants to people, take a deeper dive into the thing that connects us to all living things, DNA! Walk along our nature trail and have a go at some fun activities to find out more about how we can use DNA to help us understand and protect our natural environment.

You can also find out how local volunteers survey riverfly in the brook with a show and tell monitoring session starting at 13:00. Riverflies are invertebrates that spend most of their lifecycle in a river, brook, pond or lake, and monitoring riverfly is a fantastic way to protect river health. So come along and find out how you can get involved.

Book your space here. 

This event runs from 13:00 – 15:00 and we have two arrival times to make sure there is enough space for everyone. Please book the time that you will arrive and book a space for each adult and child coming to the event.

Wellcome Connecting Science’s mission is to enable everyone to explore genomic science and its impact on research, health and society. Drawing on the ground-breaking research taking place on the Wellcome Genome Campus, Connecting Science inspires new thinking, sparks conversation, supports learning, and understands global attitudes and perspectives.


June 30
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Coldham’s brook – opposite Just for Pets
Just for Pets, 253 Barnwell Road, CB5 8SL + Google Map