Orlando Science Center opens ‘Earth Matters’ sustainability exhibit

“Earth Matters,” an exhibition about sustainability, will open at Orlando Science Center on Jan. 22.

The interactive displays delve into biodiversity, rising global temperatures and carbon emissions and are designed to inspire visitors to consider new answers to big questions. It also looks at local actions, such as planting a tree.

A 3D projection map of a coral reef shows its ecosystem changes in response to everyday human actions. In another display, participants see how much water is used in the making of a candy bar.

The target audience of “Earth Matters,” created by Australia-based Scitech, is between the ages of 5 and 16.

Orlando Science Center members will preview the exhibit on Jan. 22 from 10 a.m. to noon, when it will open to the public. “Earth Matters” is included in regular science center admission. It remains at the Loch Haven Park museum through April 30.

The sustainability exhibit opens the day after the science center’s Tap Beer Festival.

For more information, go to OSC.org.

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