Our summer kids’ event is inspired by The Lorax – the blockbuster movie with a really cool environmental message. We’re also offering extra Lorax fun on our Blog to keep your kids happy over the holidays.
The Lorax – the star of the movie – is the guardian of a forest of beautiful truffula trees. The greedy Once-ler chops down the Lorax’s forest, which means all the animals that depend on the trees for food and shelter have to move away.
Play the audio file below to hear a wonderful story about how animals need trees to survive, and how a unlikely hero saves the day.
Awongalema/Uwungelema is a traditional African story here told by Eden Project storyteller Dave Webb (pictured below), who heard the story during his travels in Africa. This story formed part of the Heart of Darkness nocturnal sound installation at the Eden Project. Deep in the ‘West Africa’ part of the Eden’s Rainforest Biome, Dave sat in a clearing and told the story by firelight surrounded by the ambisonic sound effects of sound artist Augustine Leudar. Augustine will be releasing a surround sound DVD of the Heart of Darkness sound installation soon.
The movie Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax © Universal Studios. Based on The Lorax book and characters TM & © 1971 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P. All rights reserved.