Celebrating Birds in the City
11a Eustace Street
The Ark unveils its new façade and entrance garden – which will be transformed into a new green space to attract bird life, insects and flowers – informed by the ideas and artworks created by local children. Families are invited to come explore the building, delve in and get their hands dirty during numerous drop-in activities. The building will be a hive of activity aimed to inspire visitors to examine the variety of plant and animal life in the city.
Activities will run from 10.30am to 1.30pm and include flower pot planting, making protein balls for birds, making your own bird, and building a bird feeder or a bug motel.
Throughout the day until 4pm, the building will also host an interactive gallery space with a display of artwork and designs produced by local children during workshop sessions with city greening experts Green Edge. These designs and ideas will be used by Green Edge to inform the design of the Arks entrance garden. This unique, child-led approach enables local children to create a lasting impact on the public space of Temple Bar, creating a space that encourages birds and other wildlife into one of the busiest corners of the city.