A giant opportunity to engage with nature

A giant opportunity to engage with nature

A new role at the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede will allow visitors and locals to engage with conservation as never before.

Building on over 10 years’ experience of looking after Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site at the Giant’s Causeway, Dr Cliff Henry has just taken on a new role as a dedicated Nature Engagement Officer.

Dr Henry has a Ph.D. in entomology, the scientific study of insects, and worked previously as a Conservation and Learning Officer and Area Ranger for the National Trust. He was also a Park Ranger for Ulster Wildlife and before that, and Conservation Officer for Ballymena Borough Council.

Commenting on the new position, Max Bryant, National Trust General Manager for the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-rede said: “We are absolutely delighted to have Cliff in this role as Nature Engagement Officer at the Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede.

“Cliff brings with him a wealth of experience and a passion for the biodiversity along this stretch of coastline. He has worked for many years to record, monitor, protect and enhance the environment. He is a true champion for conservation.

Max added, “Cliff will be creating opportunities for locals and visitors to engage with nature on a deeper level, with walks, talks, volunteering opportunities, guided surveys and demonstrations.

“As a conservation charity, we are here as custodians of these special places, to make sure that their special qualities are enjoyed and enhanced for everyone, for ever. In this new role, Cliff will be able to help bring people closer to nature as he shares his knowledge and interest in the natural world.”

You can join Cliff for an early morning Midsummer Walk along the Causeway cliffs on Sunday 26th June, where you will have the opportunity to listen and identify early morning birdsong and learn more about some of the flora and fauna at the World Heritage Site. Spaces are free of charge but must be pre-booked in advance online: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giants-causeway

Full details here.

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