Earth Day

22 April 2018

To celebrate Earth Day explore amazing stories and science of the environment.

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Earth Day is an annual event celebrated on April 22. Various events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events happen in more than 193 countries.

Join our Mission Commanders, along with expert scientists, as we investigate the science of planet Earth.

Become a trainee environmental scientist and help us investigate land, air and oceans, and see if together we can find solutions to some of the issues surrounding us today.

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Meet the Expert

Mudcraft – looking at lakes from the arctic to the tropics

Join two environmental experts as they discuss their favourite topic – lakes!

Speakers: Tessa Driessen and Keechy Akkerman – PhD students at Loughborough University

13:15-13:45

The Family Show

It is time for planet Earth to take a trip to the Doctor!

Discover how environmental scientists help us understand our changing planet. See how research over a period of time helps us identify patterns of change and how you can investigate and explore your natural environment.

LIVE Space – 12:15 and 15:15

Drop in Science Sessions

Throughout the day our Science Interpreters will be hosting the following workshops, demonstrations and hands on science sessions: