Dive into the deep and discover how valuable unpolluted water is to the planet, the creatures that live in it, and us. Join Anglian Water in a quest to reduce water use. Try the Reduce Reuse Recycle game from Cefas and meet some of the aquarium animals! Learn about marine microbes with biologists from UEA, and find out about Refill Norwich and how you can help reduce plastic use. Plus, meet the Broads Authority, RSPB and more.
Illustrations – DesignPod
Join Anglian Water in a quest to reduce water use. Get interactive with displays on water efficiency, keeping our waters clear, and stopping leaks. Find the wandering magician, who’ll astonish you with their water-based tricks. See a moorhen sculpture made out of discarded single-use plastic bottles that have been collected by schoolchildren. See if you can spot some ‘wildlife’ outside The Forum – you may even see a rare “shopping trolley” kingfisher or great crested newt! Plus much more!
The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science is working in the UK and across the world to help ensure that seas and rivers are healthy and productive. Our science helps protect our marine environment from pollution, litter and over-fishing. Try our Reduce Reuse Recycle game and meet some of the aquarium animals!
Cefas is the UK’s most diverse centre for applied marine and freshwater science. Starting as a small fisheries laboratory in Lowestoft I 1902, we now employ some 550 staff between our main sites in Lowestoft and Weymouth, and our offices in English ports, Kuwait and Oman.
Our scientists work across the world to provide research and advice to help tackle the challenges and harness the opportunities relating to the marine and freshwater environment. Our science helps ensure thriving marine economies, sustainable fisheries and food safety, and addresses the threats of climate change, marine litter and pollution.
Refill Norwich encourages the use of refillable water bottles instead of plastic bottles, to help reduce plastic consumption and pollution. We do this through a network of ‘refill stations’ – friendly local businesses who agree to fill up bottles with tap water for the public, free of charge.
A splash in the Broads – Broads Authority
Explore how water is at the heart of the Broads – be it for wildlife or recreation. The observation pond will allow you to see watery mini-beasts close up. Activities will help you learn about wetlands and boats as well as finding where to visit and enjoy the Broads.
The Broads Authority works to care for the Broads National Park working with others to look after its landscape, wildlife and culture. It also promotes opportunities to understand the area and get out and experience it – on land and water.
Come and meet the RSPB and have fun learning about giving nature a home in your own garden.
We love nature — we’re passionate about wildlife and wild places. Come and hear about our work in Norfolk and beyond making changes for the better, for wildlife and people.
The Wonders of our Seas, Rivers and Broads of Norfolk – Hoveton Great Broad
Natural England’s Hoveton Great Broad Restoration Project will be working with the public to create a 3D installation of an underwater scene reflecting the wonder of our waterways!
Riverlands – the National Trust brings rivers to life
Our rivers not only help make the British landscape so picturesque, they’re also a vital source of fresh water for people, industry, farming and wildlife. However, they’re in need of our help. Join us as our activities explore why rivers are so special and make your pledge to nature.
The National Trust is a conservation charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces, and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy. More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything the charity does. Entirely independent of Government, the National Trust looks after more than 250,000 hectares of countryside, 775 miles of coastline and hundreds of special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. More than 25 million people visit every year, and together with 5 million members and over 62,000 volunteers, they help to support the charity in its work to care for special places for ever, for everyone.
Help scientists survey coral reefs – Wildlife Conservation Holidays
Find out how your next diving holiday could help scientists survey the disappearing coral reefs. With Wild Days Conservation and Biosphere Expeditions.
Visit the Developing Experts stand to discover the importance of water, and how water is transported to our homes. Can you work out how to transport water from the water tower to the model city, without spilling a drop?!