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Rainforest fun for youngsters

Young nature lovers will today (Friday, September 26) get the chance to explore weird and wonderful plants and animals of the rainforest.

But they won't have to travel to a far flung place, the rainforest fun will take place at the University of Aberdeen's Natural History Centre.

The Rainforests sessions are part of the Centre's Nature Tots programme of activities, which aim to inspire little ones about the environment.

Today's visiting pre-schoolers will get to hold live stick insects and follow a trail through the Zoology museum. They will also get to handle a 12 foot long anaconda skin and also see some exotic moths and butterflies and insect eating plants .

Sandra Bisset, Education Assistant at the Natural History Centre, said: This is our third Nature Tots session this year and we are expecting another good turnout. 

"Youngsters love to get involved with the natural world, especially when it's an experience that they don't get in their own back garden.  Our Rainforests sessions promise to be a lot of fun!"

The Centre, which attracts over 10,000 visitors every year, opens its doors four times a year for the Nature Tots sessions. 

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Notes to Editors

Issued by the Communications Team, Office of External Affairs, University of Aberdeen, King's College, Aberdeen. Tel: (01224) 272014.

Issued on: Friday 26th of September 2008

Ref: 265RAINFORESTS
Contact: Jennifer Phillips

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