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Top ten things to do at the UWE marquee

There is always loads going on at the UWE marquee at the Festival of Nature, but this year their line-up has really blown us away, with more things to see and do than ever before!

So to help you decide where you should run to first, we’ve developed our top ten things to do at the UWE, Bristol marquee this year:


1. Bristol Parkhive
Bristol Parkhive is an incredible new app being launched at the festival to help visitors and Bristolians to make the most of the wonderful green spaces in our city. @bristolparkhive

2. Robots vs Animals
Over millennia animals have developed senses way beyond human capabilities to be able to adapt to their environment. Find out how high-tech robotic engineering seeks to copy and improve these skills to develop futuristic robots. @RobotsvsAnimals

bioluminescent bacteria plates

3. Many bugs make light work
Run scientific experiments to find out how household products impact on bio luminescent bacteria in a pop up darkroom and what these bright bugs have to do with cancer treatment drugs. @bright_bugs

4. Avalon Marshes
Learn about a new project developed with school children from Somerset about the present and future of Avalon Marshes

Healthy University Lucy Wickstead

5. Energy Bikes
How much energy can you generate by peddling? Find out by working up a sweat on a specially designed exercise bike

6. Drought Risk and You
Tell your stories about the droughts you remember and discuss water use and management in your homes @project_DRY

7. Our Green City
Find out about the key environmental and social challenges for cities and the solutions to these that are being found here in Bristol

8. Towards Hydrocitizenship
What is your relationship to water? How is it important to your sense of self and identity? Watch a short film, create a ‘message in a bottle’ and join in the discussion to talk about the impact of water in our lives @watercitybris

9. UWE films
Keep an eye on the big screen to see films made by the MA Wildlife Filmmaking course

10. Children’s University
Is your little one part of the Children’s University? If so the bring them along to have their learning accredited and their CU passport stamped!