OLD NIGERIA hands can look forward to a behind the scenes visit to a very familiar climate - in the heart of Cornwall.
Engineers who have worked in Nigeria, or just have an interest in the natural and biological history of West Africa, are invited to share their experience and knowledge with the UK branch of the Nigerian Field Society.
The carrot for any new members this September comes with a chance to take a trip to the Eden Project near St Austell, Cornwall. Here they will be allowed access to the nursery area, which is out of bounds to the normal ticket-paying public.
Other recent visits with the society have included the Ryton Organic Gardens and Brandon Nature Reserve near Warwick, Rudyard Kipling's house and garden, a palm nursery and the Botanical Gardens in Wales.
This social group supports the parent society in Nigeria through subscription to its scientific publication The Nigerian Field, which started in 1930 recording cultural traditions, arts and crafts, and flora and fauna. It meets three times a year to visit places of environmental interest around the UK and share news of academic developments and events in Nigeria.
Membership costs just £2 per year with most members also joining the parent society for a further £10, which then entitles them to receive the biennial The Nigerian Field.
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