The Bird-Lake Museum is a travelling museum of natural history, founded by explorer-anthropologist Kitty Lake and ornithologist William Bird. Its collections have all been created by young people with special educational needs (aged from 10 to 15 years) at Oakley School, Tunbridge Wells, Rosendale School, Dulwich, Turney School, Dulwich, and Waveney School, Tonbridge.
The students worked with artist Sally Hampson studying the natural world to make birds' eggs, nests and wings, insects and nature drawings. Visits to the tranquil and enchanting Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve by the students during the project included nature walks, talks and 'pond-dipping' activities.
The Museum was shown at the Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve in May and June 2001. The Bird Lake Museum is a touring project.
We would like to thank the following organisations and individuals:
Natural History Museum
John Tyler and members, Sevenoaks Wildfowl Reserve
Mike Harris and members, The Angling Society
The Arts Council of England
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation