Life and Lessons on Planet Earth

Videos around the topic of Environmental Change for Great North Museum: Hancock

The world’s most famous Diplodocus skeleton cast Dippy has made it safe and sound to Newcastle’s Great North Museum: Hancock and is currently on display wowing visitors young and old, where it will stay until October 6th. In conjunction with Dippy’s visit to the North East, the museum asked us to produce a series of short videos around the topic of environmental change. Each of the four videos covers a different subject matter – Sea-Level Rise, Coal, Invasive Species and Extinction – and as such involved working with environmental scientists and researchers from Newcastle and Durham universities.

Producing these videos seemed especially timely as it coincided with the recent Extinction Rebellion protests in cities across the UK. Much of what we learned whilst researching and speaking with the scientists involved was as worrying as you might expect – that is, deeply worrying – and we think it’s of prime importance that young people find opportunities to learn about and engage with these global issues.

The videos will remain on display in the museum after Dippy has continued on his tour. We sincerely hope that they’ll spur people into action and help to inspire the next generation of environmental activists as the environmental situation becomes ever more critical.  You can watch an introductory video below, but to see the four videos in full you’ll have to visit the museum.