New discovery trail and children’s activities for visitors centre

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Summer holiday activities

CAT has a new Zero Carbon Britain discovery trail giving visitors an engaging new way of exploring the site. The new trail explore Zero Carbon Britain, CAT’s positive vision for a future Britain that doesn’t cause climate change. The Discovery trail, suitable for adults and families,  includes twenty-five new permanent display boards and a ‘Getting to Zero’ game.

The trail will be available for visitors to enjoy throughout the summer holidays, alongside children’s activities run every weekday which also explore the Zero Carbon Britain theme and have been specially designed by an artist/educator duo.

Philip James designed the new discovery trail and displays. Philip worked at an energy researcher on the Zero Carbon Britain project and has based the displays on this work. He said:

“When we do interesting research it shouldn’t just get written into a report and forgotten about. We hope the discovery trail is a fun way that anyone can understand our work. We want to inspire people to realise that it would be possible to set up our country in a way that doesn’t cause climate change”

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Phil displays one of the new discovery trail signs

Visitors can pick up a discovery trail game-sheet from the shop. It is a fun way to explore the site and learn more about the buildings, gardens and technologies on display. It puts these technologies in context by showing the role they could play in Britain in the future.

Games, craft, play and learning

Also on offer at CAT this half term were daily children’s activities from 10am until 3pm. The activities will also be running during the summer holidays. Esther Tew (Artist) and Kirsten Manley (Environmental Educator) created the new activities.

Kirsten said: ‘By applying experiential learning techniques through role play, games and immersive experiences throughout the CAT site, participants take a journey of discovery and learning. The feedback from new staff, children and parents has been very positive. We feel excited to be developing accessible ways of understanding the positive message that Zero Carbon Britain is giving.’

Full story in the Cambrian News.