Activity: Commoditree - modern life doesn’t grow on trees

05 - 07 July 2024 10:00 - 18:00 The Royal Society Free

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2024.

This year, the entrance to the Summer Science Exhibition will feature the British Geological Survey's "Commoditree". This interactive display will introduce you to the critical minerals we rely on every day, looking at the process of how they get from the ground to our homes and their vital role in the shift towards a green economy. 

Explore the tree and its branches filled with these essential minerals and join the conversation on how our actions and choices can make a difference. You'll also have the chance to make a positive pledge on a leaf and hang it on the tree to share your ideas throughout the day. 

Attending the event

This drop-in activity will be held in the Forecourt on Friday 5 July 2024, 10am — 6pm. 

  • Free to attend, no ticket required
  • Due to limited capacity, there may be times when queuing is necessary for a short period. Please note that we operate on a first-come, first-served basis
  • This activity will take place in person at the Royal Society
  • Suitable for everyone
  • Travel and accessibility information and details on planning your visit - contact us directly to arrange any specific accessibility requirements
  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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