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Our Future Planet – school info

Explore the technologies being developed to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Ideal for KS3 upwards. 

Right now, scientists are racing to develop different technologies to remove and store excess carbon dioxide—the most significant cause of climate change. 

Students will get the chance to see cutting-edge technology and nature-based solutions being developed to trap carbon dioxide—from conserving ancient woodlands, to installing processes that prevent carbon dioxide leaving power stations and factories. Investigate what could be done with the excess carbon dioxide in our atmosphere and what challenges are involved and look at questions such as ‘what can we do with the carbon dioxide after it has been captured?’ and ‘why can’t we just plant more trees?’.   

Spot the first working mechanical tree prototype in the world built to directly capture carbon from the atmosphere. Discover how the BIFoR FACE site is modelling the impact of future climate change on forest ecosystems. See the only direct air capture technology currently operating in Europe that highlights how reliant many industries are on fossil fuels. 


This gallery is open access and you can explore at any time during your visit. We do not allocate specific time slots so you can fit it around other activities that you may have booked.


This page is for educational groups; for general visitor information, please see the main gallery page.


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