|Image credit: Bhagesh Sachania|
Here are my top five things to look out for when you visit the University of Bristol tent:
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1. Explore how your genes might help you to fight the flu
2. Discover the underground world of roots
3. Learn about Bristol’s hidden river history
|An ammonite. These would have been found in Bristol |
under water when CO2 levels were at similar levels to
today. Image credit: Alex Lucas.
4. Have your say on our uncertain world
At the end of 2015, Paris will be hosting the COP21 – a huge international conference to try to agree a legally binding and universal agreement on climate. The aim will be to keep global warming below 2°C. At our Uncertain World stall, you will meet Cabot Institute scientists who study Earth’s past climate. They know from their research that sea level was much higher in the past when carbon dioxide levels were at similar levels as today. So what’s in store for our world and what are the uncertainties in our future? We will tell you what we know and what we don’t know and we would love to get you to write or draw your feelings and concerns on our uncertainty wall so that we can send a big Bristol message to Paris for the COP21.
5. Hear a family friendly story about climate change
The University of Bristol tent will be based in Millennium Square on Bristol Harbourside from Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 June. It’s free to attend our tent and talks. For more information about our tent and activities, visit our website here.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
This blog has been reproduced with kind permission from the Festival of Nature news page.
This blog has been written by Amanda Woodman-Hardy, Communications Officer at the University of Bristol. Follow @Enviro_Mand.