Come with us to walk the story of the Universe, from the Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, through the creation of the stars, galaxies and planet Earth; tracing the evolution of life on our planet through to today. We will walk 13.7 km making each metre equivalent to a million years.
During the weekend we will learn a great deal about the science of the unfolding Universe – no scientific background is necessary – explanations will be simple enough for everyone to understand.
The first day of the walk will begin with an overview of human evolution since our common ancestor with the chimpanzees around 6 million years ago. Then we will learn about the big bang and walk the story of stars, galaxies and the elements.
On the second day we will walk the Earth story, exploring the formation of the solar system and the evolution of single-celled and then multicellular life in the oceans, the movement onto land, the emergence of mammals and finally of our own species. We will conclude with some thoughts on how we might interpret our lives in the context of the huge journey we have travelled.
And we will have time for conversation, creativity and more as we embody the experience of this awesome journey and ask questions about its significance in our lives.
This walk will be led by Greg Morter who runs Universe Story walk – see his website at: http://www.universewalk.co.uk/
Greg’s knowledge of the Universe Story and his fun and engaging explanations are highly recommended by those who have been on his walks before.
via GreenSpirit Events.