February 23, 2024

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Immersive 4D exhibition on climate change opens at Heartlands over half-term

Visitors of all ages are invited to see a free, 4D interactive exhibition on climate change at Heartlands in Pool.

The South West Climate Change Centre looks at the causes of the climate emergency, the need for flood prevention and resilience and why everyone needs to take action to lower their carbon footprint.

Designed by flooding prevention agency Be Flood Ready and supported by Cornwall Council, the three-year exhibition spans two rooms at the Heartlands heritage visitor attraction.

It is open to all with no admission charge from 9.30am to 4.30pm every weekday except bank holidays, starting Friday February 18.

The centre features a Tardis-style console and 4D interactive film that challenges visitors about what might happen if action is not taken on reducing our carbon emissions.

It explains the main causes of Cornwall’s carbon emissions from road transport, energy use in the home and at work and agriculture, as well as what Cornwall Council and others are doing to tackle climate change.

In the Be Flood Ready part of the exhibition shows visitors can see what could happen if their homes were flooded and get tips to prevent flood damage.

Councillor Martyn Alvey, Cornwall’s cabinet member for environment and climate change, said: “This is a thought-provoking and immersive exhibition that will appeal to the whole family and shows us why we need to change the way we’re living in order to combat the climate crisis, protect homes from flooding and understand flood risk.

“It gives us ideas to reflect, get involved and say what actions we might take to lower our own carbon emissions but also plan for the effects of climate change, and is a great talking point to get engaged in taking positive action.”

For more information go to South West Climate Change Centre – BeFloodReady

Story posted February 15, 2022