A Discovery Day on Sunday, March 16 promises to be a fun-packed celebration of two of North Devon s most valuable treasures: The North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and North Devon s UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. To be held at The Milky W

A Discovery Day on Sunday, March 16 promises to be a fun-packed celebration of two of North Devon's most valuable treasures: The North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and North Devon's UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. To be held at The Milky Way Adventure Park, this first-of-its-kind event is set to be seriously entertaining and informative. Richard Butler, chairman of the AONB partnership, said: "Through a rich and diverse programme of exhibitions, creative hands-on activities, guided walks, and performances of music and poetry, people will be able to explore and discover what it is that makes these two areas so special."There are few places where you can weave a willow sculpture, throw a pot, create a landscape, sample local food, make music from junk, be captivated by North Devon-inspired song and poetry, get face-to-face with native and exotic animals, learn about our area, enjoy local artwork and photography, and meet the many organisations whick look after our precious landscape, and all in one day."The theme for the day is the relationship between people and the local landscape over time; a theme that will be interpreted in a multitude of fun and colourful ways by the many exhibitors, artists, schools and parish groups. The event is open to all and entry is free to the main Discovery Day event, although there will be a charge to go on the Milky Way Adventure Park rides. The Discovery Day also forms part of 'Devon Rocks,' a Devon County Council initiative to celebrate the International Year of Planet Earth in 2008.