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Smell and Touch Sensory Safari

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Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park

Kennington Road

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SE1 6HZ

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A 90 minute workshop-on-foot for all the family. Learn how to discern and capture the scents and smells of urban nature and green spaces using your senses of smell and touch.

We may not have the expertise of cats or dogs in tracking down prey or making us aware of hungry predators, but our noses are on ‘alert’ all the time. On this delightful walkshop you can learn how to discern and capture the scents and smells (fragrant and noxious odours too), at the same time as discovering secret haunts and the little known history of smell. Brush your hands across a lavender bush, or squeeze a leaf of eucalyptus and yet more smells are broken free.

This is a practical hands on walkshop in which you can discover how to tell the age and health of a tree through only using your nose and fingers! Trees offer so much in terms of touch. We will encourage participants to trace leaves, rub trunks, and stroke branches - not the thorny ones however!

What participants have said about our sensory safaris:

Walking with a different sense, smell rather than vision, brought a new experience | The difficulties of describing subtle smells | Learned so much about my own capacity to smell.

  • Meet under the guns in front of the Imperial War Museum
  • Suitable for families; children must be accompanied. All materials provided.
  • Please book in advance to guarantee your place. This also helps us be more sustainable, by not over-producing journals etc.

Suitable for families. All materials provided.

Please book in advance to guarantee your place. This also helps us be more sustainable, by not overproducing journals etc.

Part of 'National Park City Week 21 - 29 July 2018' - a free event


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Kennington Road

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SE1 6HZ

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