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Nature All Around Us

January 20 - May 12, 2024


We often think of nature as a place  untouched by humans - high on a rugged mountain or deep  in a remote canyon. But nature is thriving right under our  noses in cities and towns. We depend on interconnected  natural systems to make our communities livable. Filled  with immersive environments and hands-on interactives, Nature All Around Us challenges the notion that urban and  natural environments are separate or at odds by showing  the many ways they are inextricably linked and encouraging  further curiosity and learning about planning, designing and  managing to nurture nature in our own communities.


In Nature All Around Us, visitors will discover the hidden  worlds and rich ecosystems within familiar places from their  own backyard to Main Street. They will explore the ways our  daily lives are intertwined with nature—how trees cool our  neighborhoods, how streams carry storm water away from  our homes, and how spending time in nearby nature keeps  us healthy. Visitors will meet citizen scientists who record  nature in their communities and learn more about how to get  involved in their own communities. 


Nature All Around Us is created by the Natural History Museum of Utah and modified for tour by the Science  Museum of Minnesota.


Upcoming Exhibit Related Events

Nature All Around Us Exhibit Reception
Thursday, April 4 | 5:30-7pm
Join us to celebrate Nature All Around Us with drinks, appetizers, and after-hours exhibition access.
$10 for members of the Reading Public Museum or Berks Nature and $20 for non-members.
To register, please email Sydney Ernst sydney.ernst@readingpublicmuseum.org

Nature All Around Us Community Programming with Berks Nature





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