Eden Project

Rainforest Canopy Walkway - The Weather Maker

The Eden Project shows the importance of rainforests and what people can do to help save them. We want The Weather Maker to bring together cutting-edge climate science with unique interpretation, to tell the story of the rainforest as protector and regulator of the world's climate.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 29 November 2016 to 12:01 PM, 6 December 2016

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  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation

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  • Rainforest is the glue that holds the climate of our planet together. Lose the forest and it will have devastating consequences for all life on earth.

    — Professor Sir Ghillean Prance

  • Rainforest is the glue that holds the climate of our planet together. Lose the forest and it will have devastating consequences for all life on earth.

    — Professor Sir Ghillean Prance

Situation

The Weather Maker will explore a vital issue of our time - save the rainforests, they help regulate the world's climate. A generation that does not understand or value the natural world will not strive to protect it, but Eden is uniquely placed to demonstrate the vital role rainforests play in all our lives and to inspire us to take action.

Solution

We want to create an immersive learning space filled with dials, thermometers, floating weather balloons, hygrometers, and fully operational weather-monitoring equipment. This functional weather station will also tell the story about how rainforests control the earth’s climate. What's more, our school visitors will be able to use authentic equipment to produce genuine measurements of conditions in the Biome. We aim to link from here to canopy scientists and meteorologists working in the field.