Amazonian Rainforest Big Saturday
11am-4pm. A day bursting with hands-on craft and art activities for all the family, inspired by our All Other Things Being Equal exhibition. Find out what life is like in the Rainforest and help us create a huge Rainforest mural. Discover the incredible diversity of life as you see, touch and handle some of the insects and animals from the Museum’s collection. You can also find out more about some of the Museum’s live animals.
12-1pm: Travelling seeds of the Amazon
Why are seeds important? The humble seed is key to the rich biodiversity found in the world's largest rainforest, the Amazon. Learn about seed dispersal through animals, why it is important to the ecosystem and how communities that live there can earn their livelihood though craft while using materials from the rainforest that are sustainable.
12.30pm: Dance, listen and relax to some live music performed by 'El Condor'.
El Condor are Vladimir Cativo (El Salvador) and Garamendi (Peru). They'll be singing in both Quechan and Spanish, the duo perform folk songs from the indigenous peoples of the Amazon using traditional instruments and rhythms from countries such as Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. They have performed these traditional songs all over the world including China and Japan.
Price: Drop-in, free, all ages
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