BioBlitz is coming back to Penryn

Join staff, students and the local community for some summer garden fun and a brand new Bioblitz!

This year the team is working alongside the Penryn Garden Fete to create a day of wildlife spotting, summer games, fayre stalls and interactive activities.

This FREE event is open to all ages and is brilliant for families. Drop in on 6 May between 10am-4pm for some amazing activities including: spider spotting, pond dipping, moth trapping, bug hunting, mammal trapping, plant spotting and bat walks and garden games.

This is the sixth annual BioBlitz and following the success of the previous events, this year’s is set to be spectacular! Enjoy a raffle with amazing prizes, make your own wildlife with our arts and craft stalls, get competitive in the summer games, get your face painted, and have a jump on the bouncy castle! Wildlife and charity organisations from all over Cornwall will be attending with loads of exciting stalls, activities and opportunities for you to get involved in. Food and drink will be available to buy from a range of local suppliers, the garden BBQ and in the shop or café on campus.

To sign up for early morning or late evening events such as bird ringing (7:30-9:30) and bat walks (20:00-22:00), please email in advance to register.

Please note that children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend these events, and the event will also be filmed by the University throughout the day.

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Event Summary: Entrance is FREE
Date and time: Saturday 6th May 2017, 10am to 4pm
Venue: Penryn Campus, Penryn, TR10 9EZ

As part of the Garden Fete, a programme of dance, theatre and music performances will take place at AMATA and within the grounds of Penryn Campus.

‘’We Dance Outside Now’’ is a series of site-specific dance performances by young people who attend AMATA’s Saturday morning Creative Dance Classes with Cheap Date Dance Company and Katherine Richard’s School of Dance.  

10.40 Audience to meet at the AMATA Box office entrance.

10:45 – 10:55 -  Performance on the AMATA roof terrace by 5-9 year olds

11:00-  11:10 -  Performance in front of Tremough House by 10-14 year olds

12:30 -13:10  - 3 performances by young people from the Katherine Richard’s School of Dance. The locations for these will be alongside the Stannary and the inner courtyard alongside the Fashion and Textiles Centre.   

Campervan of Love by New Art Club - 11.30- 12.00:   In front of AMATA (outside café)

Cupid helps the world to fall in love; now he has fallen in love himself, only to discover his powers have deserted him. Will he be able to recover them?

He enlists the help of a magical campervan and a host of surprising characters. Together they set out on a chaotic road trip that takes them to the heart of what’s in our hearts.

Dance theatre innovators New Art Club present Campervan Of Love. Based on the myth of Cupid and Psyche, it is a funny, musical, dancing adventure for all the family

Free but please book your place in advance at


Between 13:00 – 15:00:  performances by two Falmouth based musicians, Patrick Gardiner and Milo Gore will take place in The Italianate Gardens.