A fun family show and activities exploring Earth’s science and stories await visitors at the Eden Project’s Wow Weekend: Operation Earth on March 10 and 11.

During the interactive performance there is a chance for members of the audience to become trainee environmental scientists when ‘Earthy’ – a mini version of the planet earth – takes a trip to the doctors.

With the help of Eden’s expert scientists and storytellers everyone can help investigate Earthy’s land, air and oceans to try and find solutions to Earthy’s problems. Operation Earth is a two-year national programme to engage school-age children and their families with the latest science of the environment, exploring the work of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and how it relates to everyday life.

During the weekend there will be a host of hands-on activities including an insect pollination game, origami plant craft, a seed-planting workshop and a chance to explore the microscopic world of flowers and insects. Experts from NERC’s Soil Security Programme will also be on hand to talk about the science of soil and run activities to discover its properties. Operation Earth is suitable for all but especially recommended for families with children aged six to 11.

For details visit edenproject.com

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