Ben Garrod's Ocean Commotion - Sunday July 21 - Cley Beach 11AM to 4PM
Presenter, Author, Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia and Norfolk Wildlife Trust Ambassador, Professor Ben Garrod hosts a family-friendly fun day celebrating everything great about the North Norfolk Coast, its wildlife, landscapes and people.
Take part in engaging, hands-on activities for the whole family. Ben will be joined by NWT, RSPB, RNLI, Friends of Horsey Seals, Temples Seal Trips, The Coastal Exploration Company, Cley Harbour, Holkham Hall, The Wash and North Norfolk Marine Partnership, Norfolk Trails and many more, including us!
Join us down on the beach!
Says Ben, "I am fascinated by evolution and passionate about conservation and often find I have linked the two together. I am an evolutionary biologist and primate conservationist. I am also a broadcaster for television and radio and have written several books, covering a range of subjects from evolution and anatomy to animal behaviour and natural history.
I am the Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia. My Masters was in Wild Animal Biology from the Royal Veterinary College and my PhD at UCL focused on studying the early stages of speciation in island-living primates through molecular and anatomical changes.
I started broadcasting in 2014 with my award-winning BBC4 series Secrets of Bones. Since then, I have presented a range of television programmes and series, including Secrets of Bones (2014), Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur (2016), The Day the Dinosaurs Died (2017) and Hyper-evolution: the Rise of Robots (2017), as well as Bone Stories and The Human Hive on BBC Radio 4."