This weekend, why not take the little ones to explore climate change through puppet-making? Yes, on Saturday you can join artist Oliver Cloke for a drop-in workshop at the Grant Museum of Zoology in London.
The Grant Museum holds a vast collection of species. Displaying and documenting the extinction of some. So, it’s the perfect place to learn about the threat of climate change to animals. Kids of all ages can delve deeper into some of the extinct species that are on display. The session will ask why they are now extinct. And, how we can prevent further extinction of species.
There will be the chance to produce your very own puppet animal. And design a biodiverse environment where it will thrive. Through discussion and craft materials, this workshop engages your youngsters in creating imaginary animals. And these creatures will need to be able to protect themselves against the threats that are facing endangered species today.
A family-friendly workshop
This workshop is ideal for little ones aged 6 years and over, but you may need to lend a hand with the crafty bits. But don’t worry, smaller kids won’t be left out. They can get busy with some colouring sheets on the day. If you’d like to go along while it’s quiet, why not join the museum as a member and get exclusive access to the first hour of the session?
If you’ve yet to discover the delights of the Grant Museum, then we can tell you it’s full of quirky and interesting things! Don’t miss its infamous jar of moles (which even has its own twitter account).
Looking for more stuff to keep the youngsters happy? Keep an eye on our family-friendly event suggestions!
When: 26th February 2022, 10am – 1pm (the first hour is for Family Members only)
Where: Grant Museum of Zoology, Rockefeller Building, 21 University Street, London WC1E 6DE
£: Free admission. Drop-in, no booking required
More info: www.ucl.ac.uk/culture/grant-museum-zoology