Hengistbury Head was officially opened on 12th April 2014 by naturalist, nature photographer, author and presenter of BBC2’s Springwatch, Chris Packham.
With the Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Rod Cooper, and representatives of supporters, the Heritage Lottery and Canford Environmental, Chris Packham unveiled a plaque at the resource and learning centre.
Chris Packham enthused, “What we need are centres like this to provide resources to excite young people. We have got a fantastic resource in the UK but we have got to make sure people develop a deep-rooted affinity for it.”
Wide Sky Design created two interactive exhibits for the Visitor Centre, a big screen exhibit illustrating the geology of the site and a touchscreen display exploring Hengistbury Head’s “Battle for Survival” against the natural elements and human development on the site.