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Arctic Adventure experience is now open, join our Global Adventurers this summer!

Posted on 13 Jul 2019

The new Arctic Adventure experience at Slimbridge Wetland Centre is now open after an exciting launch on Saturday 13 July. CBeebie’s presenters Rory Crawford and Ferne Corrigan joined for the official opening of this brand new exhibit which is part of the Slimbridge 2020 project.

Before you embark on your Global Adventure you can pick up your passport from base camp and start your first wetland challenge there. As you make your way around the world, you can enjoy collecting stamps as you complete the wetland challenges.

As your journey continues to the new Arctic Adventure exhibit, experience what it would be like to live in the Arctic Tundra as a real life WWT researcher. Take up one of the challenges, including ‘What Do Birds Eat?’ This is where you can analyse some bird poo! But don’t worry, with our experts on hand to help, you will be looking through a microscope to discover why bird poo analysis helps us study the different bird species.

Have a go at making your own meal menu from the limited supplies that are available to real-life researchers. How creative can you be with potatoes, dried fish and tinned reindeer meat?

In the Russian Tundra, you can really play the part by dressing up as summer researcher and snapping selfies in your authentic outfits.

For budding birdwatchers, there are binoculars and telescopes ready for your challenge to see if you can identify the different bird species, including Bewick’s swans and green and white fronted geese.

When you’re ready to move on from your Arctic Adventure, there are plenty of other wetlands to explore to complete different Global Adventurer challenges. Head to ‘Africa’ and listen to our fantastic flamingo talks; discover UK wetlands on a canoe or wild safari and design your own folklore totem pole based on your own adventure story in North America. There really is something to suit the whole family.

Start your summer adventure here and don’t forget to share your snapshots with us online, using