Wendy Shearer

Make butterflies, join an insect choir and enjoy stories about about grumpy geckos, noisy crickets and giggling fireflies at Oxford’s Story Museum on Saturday (April 22).

Yes, it’s Earth Day around the world and to celebrate The Story Museum has organised a day of free family activities to awareness of the importance of protecting the planet and its natural resources. 

Which means you can join artist Lottie Smith and illustrator Barry Falls in making a moving cardboard butterfly or learning to draw from an ant’s point of view.

The insect theme continues with the Butterfly Effect Choir, where visitors can add their voices to an insect choir, joining together in protest against climate change.

And finally, storyteller Wendy Shearer will be sharing stories from the rainforest featuring grumpy geckos, noisy crickets and giggling fireflies, with everyone invited to jump into the tales with music and rhymes.

The activities are part of The Wild Escape, a major new project uniting hundreds of museums with schools and families to find nature in museums.

And don’t miss The Story Museum’s upcoming exhibition ‘Brilli-ANT’, which will allow visitors to explore a giant anthill, and discover how even the smallest changes can help to tell a new story about climate change, from May 26.

All activities for Earth Day are free with museum entry but must be booked in advance. To book and find out more go to www.storymuseum.org.uk