Face-to-face events had to be cancelled for 2020 and 2021 but we hope to be back in 2022. Check here in spring 2022 for new seasonal events, or contact us to arrange a virtual talk anytime:

Are you a teacher? We are running outreach sessions in the 2021/22 school year - these can be virtual or pre-recorded, or in-person if restrictions allows. Please contact us for more information:

And we are running two conferences in 2022 - check back here for updates!

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Wader Headstarting: Learning from Experience

Dates: Postponed to Autumn 2022

Headstarting for waders is a relatively new technique. It is showing promise for some species in some situations, but there is a lot to learn and many pitfalls to avoid. In early 2022, we will be running a conference to bring together those involved in headstarting and related methods for birds, and those interested in learning about the technique, with the aim of sharing information, improving collective understanding and helping to ensure this method is effectively developed, deployed and monitored.

Location: online
Cost: free
More information: conference details


Outreach sessions for local schools

Dates: 2021/22 school year

Contact us to find out about booking a session for your school with a member of the Project Godwit team. We will be running free, curriculum linked activity sessions in the 2021/22 school year for primary schools close to the project sites.

To find out more please contact us.

Location: schools within a 20 mile radius of the Ouse and Nene Washes
Cost: free

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Guided tours in 2022

Join us in May and June 2022 for a fascinating insight into the Project Godwit headstarting programme at WWT Welney. Find out what it takes to help a species to recover.

Dates: TBD, May - June 2022 
Location: WWT Welney Wetland Centre
Cost: included in admission, booking essential as places are limited

We are making available a limited number of chances to hear about this exciting project, with the possibility of seeing the chicks themselves this spring.

Booking will open in 2022.

Earith at the RSPB Pilot Project site, Ouse Washes. Taken by Jonathan Taylor.

Godwit Festival 2022 (tentative)

Dates: TBD June 2022

Find out about the endangered black-tailed godwit - the history and current conservation of their wetland homes, and how the project is aiming to secure their future.

Location: WWT Welney Wetland Centre
Cost: Included in admission, free to WWT members


Six Years of Trying to Save Breeding Godwits in the UK: What Did We Learn?

Dates: TBD, September or October 2022

Join us to hear about the results of Project Godwit. What does the future look like for the UK's small breeding population of black-tailed godwit, and do our results have implications for threatened wader populations elsewhere?

Location: TBD (probably online)
Cost: free