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Eden launches mini-bond on Crowdcube to fund learning village

October 14, 2014
Author: Hannah

We’re aiming to raise up to £1.5m through a mini-bond to create a ground-breaking new learning village on the edge of our site. We’ve teamed up with the UK’s largest investment crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to give investors the opportunity to grow one of the UK’s best education centres. Our ambition is to re-purchase and lovingly [...]

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Fossils: a beginner’s guide

August 18, 2014
Author: Emily Ould

Without fossils, we would know very little about the prehistoric animals that lived millions of years ago. They are the keys to unlocking a lost world. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that, once, enormous dinosaurs walked the earth just like we do! Early fossil finds When people started to unearth fossils they didn’t realise that [...]

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Meet the dinosaurs – and their friends and relations

August 8, 2014
Author: Emily Ould

Dinosaurs and their friends and relations, who lived from around 230 to 65 million years ago, came in all shapes and sizes. Some had feathers, others had fur, and a handful even lived in the sea. Not all were as ferocious as the Tyrannosaurus rex; some were tiny mammals which ate slugs and snails and [...]

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Infographic: where does rubber come from?

August 7, 2014
Author: Kathryn Nichols

The Amazon is the only place on earth where rubber trees grow in the wild. Follow our infographic to discover the journey wild rubber takes from the inside of a tree to the soles of your shoes, giving local families a livelihood and keeping natural rubber trees standing. Infographic by Kathryn Nichols.

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Local GCSE art students exhibit their work at Eden

July 22, 2014
Author: Emily Ould

The Spiral Garden behind our Core Building at the Eden Project is treasured by visitors for its relaxing atmosphere and ability to reconnect them with nature. Over the past week it has been used as a beautiful setting for an exhibition of art by students of Penrice Academy in the nearby Cornish town of St [...]

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Teacher training on the beach

June 24, 2014
Author: Guest

By Sam Kendall, School Programme Manager It was a tough gig, but someone had to do it… In glorious sunshine, on Polzeath Beach in North Cornwall, whilst a pod of dolphins leapt around the bay, Eden’s Schools Team ran a ‘Teach on the Beach’ session for around 20 teachers and educators from across the South [...]

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Eden launches new apprenticeship scheme

May 12, 2014
Author: Hannah

We’re recruiting 20-25 apprentices to join us on the team! These lucky people will learn an occupation through a combination of working at Eden and taking part in off-the-job training and development delivered with Cornwall College. The apprentices will work across six teams. The new apprenticeship scheme is being run in partnership with The Cornwall [...]

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Cornish schoolchildren create giant den

April 4, 2014
Author: Guest

Students from 17 schools in the Penwith area of Cornwall have come together to create what could be the largest den in the world, with help from the Eden Project’s Education Team. More than 70 children took part in the challenge at Trythall CP school in Penzance to create the largest and most beautiful den [...]

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Nitrogen cycle diagrams for kids

February 19, 2014
Author: Tom

At our Freaky Nature event this half term (15–28 February 2013), you can explore the weird and wonderful world of plants, including some really strange specimens. Like oxygen, nitrogen is essential for living things to survive on Earth. Animals and plants need nitrogen to build amino acids in proteins, which are the building blocks of [...]

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Teachers have a night off at the Eden Project

November 8, 2013
Author: Guest

By Bran Howell Nearly 100 teachers from Devon and Cornwall came to the Eden Project for a special evening for schools last month. It was Eden’s way of saying thank you to all the schools that have supported us over the last 12 and a half years and a great way for us to get [...]

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