Join Helen Czerski, Christina Poulton and Alice Fallon for an exploration of the River Chelt, spanning Sandford Park and over to Cox’s meadow. Join us for a stroll along it’s banks and along the way you’ll discover the rich history of the River Chelt and its importance at the heart of the local community. Make sure to bring along suitable footwear for this walk along the water.

If you’re joining us for this walk, you might be interested in Helen Czerski: Our Waterways.

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Dr Helen Czerski is a physicist and oceanographer with a passion for science, sport, books, creativity, hot chocolate and investigating the interesting things in life. Her research addresses the physics of breaking waves and bubbles at the ocean surface. These bubbles change underwater sound and light, help transfer gases from ocean to atmosphere (helping the ocean breathe) and also eject ocean material into the air. Helen has been a regular science presenter on the BBC for ten years, covering the physics of the natural world and the physics of everyday life. She is a frequent voice on the radio and on podcasts.

Alice Fallon leads the Community Engagement team at the Severn Rivers Trust. She studied archaeology at university in London, and then went on to train and work as a teacher at a sixth form college. Alice joined the Severn Rivers Trust in 2016 and led the development of the activity plan for the National Lottery and EU LIFE funded project Unlocking the Severn – the largest river restoration of its kind in Europe. Alice firmly believes that rivers change lives and are essential for our wellbeing. Severn Rivers Trust fight for a future where our children and grandchildren can enjoy stunning rivers teeming with diverse and wonderful life.

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