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04 Aug 2015

Visitors explore new video studio at Welney

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Whoa, Zoe Ellis visited Welney and ended up in the middle of a lake! (photo: WWT/Adam Finch)

Whoa, Zoe Ellis visited Welney and ended up in the middle of a lake!

A new installation at WWT Welney Wetland Centre will allow visitors to fly with swans, hide in the reeds like a bittern or box with hares.

Children and adults alike will be able to connect with the natural spectacles filmed by the Great Ouse Wetland project in a new and interactive way. This has all been made possible with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the support of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme (OWLP).

Using a studio set-up complete with a green screen, you can interact with scenarios using a selection of props. Or you can step into the shoes of Steve Backshall or Michaela Strachan and present to camera about what you are seeing.

 

Waah! Now visitor Ellie Argent's underwater!...

Waah! Now visitor Ellie Argent’s underwater!…

Media Production Officer, Adam Finch said:

‘Children can explore different wetland worlds and interact with a range of fascinating species or step into the shoes of David Attenborough and present their own wildlife videos’

‘It’s a fantastic way for children to engage with wildlife through technology and learn about the world around them in a new and exciting way’.

 

...not really!

…not really!

Landscape Partnership Programme Manager for Cambridgeshire ACRE, Mark Nokkert said:

‘Having just recently tried this activity out with my six year old son, we would thoroughly recommend it’

‘The staff and volunteers are great at engaging children and adults alike with this opportunity’.

During the summer holidays the wildlife film room will be available on Wednesdays and weekends. This addition to WWT Welney fits in with the range of indoor and outdoor activities to provide a great day out, whatever the weather.