Wednesday, 15 May 2013

European visitors at Lindisfarne

We have many European visitors to the reserve, most of whom are birds, however last month saw Latvian and Greek fellow conservationists arrive for the day. The group were part of a Leader funded project, looking to learn more about how we use interpretation to engage visitors with the natural environment.
After an introduction to the reserve, it was off to the Snook and the very windswept North Shore. Here we looked at site signage and a new exciting prototype virtual reality app that has been developed again with Leader funding. The prototype has an interactive map with pop up information and virtual images of things that are harder to see when visiting the reserve, such as the wealth of marine life which surrounds the island.

In the afternoon there was a lively debate on how to best protect the species and habitats to be found on the reserve, some very different approaches were highlighted and new perspectives were gained all round.

Jo explaining more about the Reserve on the breezy North Shore
Looking at the Reserve signage on the Snook 

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