Devon LNP’s Dark Skies Day – 31st October 2019
Devon Local Nature Partnership has declared the 31st October as Devon Dark Skies Day. Through social media we will be discussing some of the impacts that excess light spill can have on our health, wildlife and carbon emissions and the benefits that dark skies provide to our wellbeing and economy.
Free evening event: The impacts of night lighting on humans and wildlife
This event is aimed at anyone interested in how night time lighting impacts on us and on wildlife. We will be exploring opportunities to determine how we can limit the impact of artificial lighting without sacrificing the key benefits. Talks from Professor Derk-Jan Dijk (Surrey Sleep Centre) on human health impacts, Professor Fiona Mathews (Chair of the Mammals Society) on bats and hedgehogs, Dr Adrian Spalding on moths and glow worms, Melanie Croll (DCC) and Peter Finch (CPRE) on tranquillity across Devon and Dan James (Exmoor National Park) on the Exmoor Dark Skies Reserve.
Doors open at 6pm, County Hall, Exeter. For more information visit: Devon Dark Skies Day. To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org