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Peek under the canopy at The Living Rainforest

The Living Rainforest, the ecological visitor attraction funded by the ReDiscover project, is offering visitors a sneak preview of its latest project to explore man’s impact on the environment.

As well as having the chance to see the shell of the building, made using sustainable construction techniques, visitors will also be able to take part in a range of eco-themed activities running throughout the school half-term. In addition to face painting and ‘meet the animals’ sessions, there will be art workshops and animal talks.

After half-term ends on February 19, the new building will close again until Easter, when it will reopen housing new Human Impact exhibition. In addition to the major new Exploration Space, visitors will also be able to see an amazing Amazon river aquarium exhibit and Britain’s biggest rainforest frog enclosure.

“One of our aims is to educate the next generation about sustainability and this is a great opportunity for local children to come and take a peak behind the scenes of our new state-of-the-art, environmentally-friendly building,” said Rupert West, operations manager at The Living Rainforest.

“We’re keen for the local community to share our excitement about the Human Impact project,” added Rupert. “This is the first opportunity we’ve had to let visitors have a glimpse behind the scenes. It’s a good way of getting people involved, and we’ve planned a week packed with activities for families to enjoy.”

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