Birdgirl Talks, Workshops, Interviews and Shoots 2016

This a list of some of my commitments for 2016.


Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with Chew Stoke Cubs
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig


Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Somerset Wildlife Trust Catcott Reserve
Photograph taken by and copyright Helena Craig



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with WWT's Richard Benwell
at WWT's Rich in Nature Report Launch




Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with Sir David Attenborough
at the State of Nature Report launch  



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with Sir David Attenborough
at the State of Nature Report launch 



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with Sir David Attenborough
at the State of Nature Report launch 
Copyright RSPB


Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig with Lolo Williams
at the State of Nature Report launch 

01/01/2016 - 04/01/2016 Chile birding trip
08/01/2016 - Interview on BBC Bristol Radio on Steve Yabsley Show
09/01/2016 - Association of Science Educators (ASE) Conference at Birmingham University giving a talk “Educating our Future Environmentalists"
13/01/2016 - Chew Stoke Cubs doing a workshop on Nest boxes and talk on Antarctica (Part 1)
15/01/2016 - Chew Stoke Scouts doing a workshop on Nest boxes and talk on Antarctica (Parts 1 and 2)
16/01/2016 - Mendips AONB Young Rangers session on navigation
20/01/2016 - Chew Stoke Cubs doing a workshop on Nest boxes and talk on Antarctica (Part 2)
21/01/2016 - Avon Wildlife Trust Long Ashton Group giving a talk “Born to Bird”
23/01/2016 - Somerset Wildlife Trust photo shoot at Catcott Reserve for their reserves fund raising project
05/02/2016 - Bristol Green Capital 2015 closing ceremony attending as an Ambassador and meeting Miranda Krestovnikoff
17/02/2016 - Meeting with Kerry McCarthy MP and Dr Richard Benwell at WWT Slimbridge for discussion on policy and equalities
27/02/2016 - Mendips AONB Young Rangers session on coppicing
27/02/2016 - Filming video for Bristol Young Heroes Awards 2016
01/03/2016 - Somerset Wildlife Trust South East Area Group giving a talk in Castle Cary “Born to Bird”
09/03/2016 - University of West of England (UWE) Law Lecture from Professor Randall S. Abate from the USA on the development of environmental law there and how it can be adapted and used in the UK
10/03/2016 - Lecture by Ben Garrod for Bristol Museum on Dinosaurs
12/03/2016 - Birders Against Wildlife Crime Conference in Bristol (sponsored ticket)
12/03/2016 - Meeting with Anneliese Possberg, Wildlife filmmaker
13/03/2016 - Birders Against Wildlife Crime Conference in Bristol (sponsored ticket)
15/03/2016 - Somerset Wildlife Trust Mendip Hills Group giving a talk in Cheddar “Born to Bird”
19/03/2016 - Mendip AONB Young Rangers visiting Somerset Earth Science Centre
15/03/2016 - Filming GMO video for Beyond GM
26/03/2016 - UWE Bangladesh Group Independence Day Celebrations giving a talk “Celebrating Bangladesh’s Spoon-billed Sandpipers”
01/04/2016 - Bristol Young Heroes 2015 Awards nominated as an Action Hero for volunteering in conservation
04/04/2016 - My anti GMO video "Our Food Our Future" published by Beyond GM
08/04/2016 - Geographical Association Conference giving a talk to 14-18 year olds at The Futures Conference on “Educating our Future Environmentalists”
08/04/2016 - Geographical Association Conference giving a talk to secondary school Geography teachers on “Educating our future environmentalists”
13/04/2016 - Interview on Shepherd Radio, Bristol
18/04/2016 - Bristol Federation of Women’s Institutes giving a talk in Keynsham “Born to Bird”
23/04/2016 - Mendip AONB Young Rangers session on dry stone walling
14/05/2016 - Global Big Day
10/05/2016 - Chew Stoke Scouts doing a session looking for Nightjars
12/05/2016 - Debate "Why Value Nature" Charlotte Alderwick (UWE Bristol) and Joe Saunders (University of Leeds)
21/05/2016 - Mendip AONB Young Rangers session on badger watching
29/05/2016 - Filming a video about the Garden Bioblitz for BBC Springwatch
03/06/2016 - Race Equality in Nature Conference, Bristol Zoo which I organised and gave the welcome address
03/06/2016 - My video on doing the garden bioblitz placed in prime position on BBC Springwatch I-player
05/06/2016 - Garden Bio Blitz
11/06/2016 - Festival of Nature, Bristol talking to teenagers about Camp Avalon
12/06/2016 - Festival of Nature, Bristol talking to teenagers about Camp Avalon
18/06/2016 - Mendip AONB Young Rangers session on wild skills

20/06/2016 - Millfield School Eco Day talk "Born to Bird" on becoming a conservationist and environmentalist - Review "Mya-Rose wowed both staff and pupils alike this June, when she gave a talk about her ornithological travels around the world. An audience of 400 people from 7-60+ years old is not an easy crowd, but Mya-Rose had them in the palm of her hand and finished with an important environmental message and a seemingly never-ending round of applause. I'm going to book her in for our next Eco-day in 2018 right now!" Ben Seal, Green Team Co-ordinator , Millfield Prep School 
22/06/2016 - Talk "Born to Bird" to teenagers at Wellsway School as part of Keynsham Wildweek and Festial of Nature
09/07/2016 - Hugely proud to be invited by Lucy McRoberts and Dr Robert Lambert to Wildfest and do a reading
15/07/2016 - Camp Avalon 2016, Somerset Levels
16/07/2016 - Camp Avalon 2016, Somerset Levels
17/07/2016 - Camp Avalon 2016, Somerset Levels
19/07/2016 - WWT's Rich in Nature Report Launch
26/07/2016 - 27/08/2016 - Birding trip to California & Arizona, USA
10/09/2016 - Gave "Born to Bird" talk at Nature Connections Festival, Derby and met Chris Packham again
14/09/2016 - State of Nature Report Launch, London met Sir David Attenborough and Lolo Williams

23/09/2016 - Avon Wildlife Trust Portishead Group gave talk “Born to Bird” Twitter Post "@BirdgirlUK @avonwt it was fascinating, interesting and entertaining. Everyone was captivated. Such a talented birder & presenter #inspired". Cynthia Dorn, Club Secretary said "Mya is a charming young lady and gave us a delightful evening. It was great fun to hear about her bird watching adventures and to view in a short while some of the birds that must have taken so much time and patience to see and to capture on camera."
24/09/2016 - Mendip AONB Young Rangers session Raft Building and Assault Course
30/09/2016 - Interview by me in BBC Wildlife Magazine October edition about Race Equality in Nature Conference
05/10/2016 - Watched two David Attenborough films as part of Wildscreen Festival outdoors in Millennium Square, Bristol
08/10/2016 - Malorie Blackman Bath Children's Literary Festival
09/10/2016 - Sarah J Mass Bath Children's Literary Festival
11/10/2016 - Keith Scholey of Silverback Films as part of Wildscreen Festival
12/10/1016 - Liz Bonnin's 10 best clips from Big Blue Live and getting to meet her
13/10/2016 - Panda Awards Wildscreens Festival meeting Steve Backshall and Chris Packham
14/10/2016 - Young Rangers Mendip AONB Young Rangers session Landscape Detectives (history of lead mining)
17/10/2016 - Mike Dilger speaking at Timsbury NATs 40th anniversary
20/10/2016 - "A Natural Health Service" debate as part of Bristol Healthy Week
22/10/2016 - Somerset Coastal Conference, Som WT
23/10/2016 - Made a short film with students from UWE MA in Wildlife Film-making students
24/10/2016 - Judy Ling Wong meeting to discuss Black2Nature
24/10/2016 - Jinn Reddy Book Launch and met Jonathon Porritt
29/10/2016 - Effective networking for action for climate change training day
31/10/2016 - Published my short film for Cairngorms Nature and RSPB Young Presenter Competition
31/10/2016 - My article about Black2Nature in The Wildlife Trust's Magazine Natural World
31/10/2016 - My article in The Wildlife Trust's children's magazine Wildlife Watch about Camp Avalon
01/11/2016 - AWT AGM, Bath and meeting Ian Barrett the new CEO
10/11/2016 - Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition preview
10/11/2016 - Somali Festival: Identity and Heritage Exhibition
12/11/2016 - Young Rangers Mendip AONB Young Rangers Ebbor Gorge Conservation
12/11/2016 - Filmed interview by Alice Owens of UWE MA in Nature Film-making
16/11/2016 - Somerset Wildlife Trust Yeovil Area Group giving talk “Born to Bird” 

19/11/2016 - SWT AGM & Mike Dilger talk and meeting CEO Simon Nash
26/11/2016 - Interviewed by film crew from BBC Points West and reported Alice Bouverie
26/11/2016 - Photo shoot for Friends of the Earth Magazine Earth  Matters
26/11/2016 - Celebrating Helena Craig & Dr Rob Lambert's UK500 with Mike Dilger, Stephen Moss, Ruth Peacey and Doug Allan
29/11/2016 - Meeting with Ian Barrett, CEO of Avon Wildlife Trust to discuss Black2Nature
01/12/2016 - Interview on Radio Bristol morning show about Camp Avalon and Black2Nature
01/12/2016 - Interview on BBC Points West News shown after Breakfast News and Evening News and watched by almost everyone at school
01/12/2016 - Bristol Green Capital Partnership Green Mingle
04/12/2016 - Interview with John Kennington for Ujima Radio talking about Black2Nature and other projects
04/12/2016 - Interview on BBC Bristol and South West Stations on the Kevin Philemon Show talking about Black2Nature
12/12/2016 - Interview on The Babbler show, Ujima Radio
"Your rare ability to get people to talk naturally is a part of your personality that you should consider when choosing your career(s) long term :-)"
18/12/2016 - Giving out awards at the Bangladeshi South West Badminton Tournament 
18/12/2016 - Meeting with John Kennington for training to use recording equipment for Ujima Radio


    Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig at Geographical Association Conference

About the Writer



Young Birder Birdgirl Mya-Rose Craig
Photograph taken by and copyright Chris Craig


Mya-Rose Craig is a 14 year old young British Bangladesh birder, naturalist, conservationist, environmentalist, activist, writer and speaker. She is based near Bristol and writes the successful Birdgirl Blog, with posts about birding and conservation from around the world. She loved seeing Mountain Gorillas in East Africa and Penguins in Antarctica over Christmas 2015, her 7th continent.

Mya-Rose was a Bristol European Green Capital Ambassador along with Kevin McCloud, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Tony Juniper, Simon King, Miranda Krestovnikoff and Shaun the Sheep! See the full list of Bristol Ambassadors. She has also been listed with the singer songwriter George Ezra and actress Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones as one of Bristol's most influential young people. Please like her Birdgirl Facebook Page and follow her on Birdgirl Twitter














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