Discover what it means to be a Force for Nature

Join us for an inspiring exploration of the connections between young people, trees and nature, including a mesmerising immersive sound and light installation, Voices of Nature.

The Force for Nature Exhibition celebrates the actions and voices of the thousands of children and young people who have taken part in the Force for Nature campaign.

Voices of Nature immersive installation

The Voices of Nature installation is an immersive audio-visual experience conceptually designed and developed by Richard Pollard, Head of the National Schools Programme at The Tree Council, in collaboration with musician Benjamin Haycock, and supported by renowned digital media artists Squidsoup. To learn more, watch the installation explainer video here.

Visitors entering the installation will be taken on a mesmerising journey by the voices of Young Tree Champions and Tree Council youth ambassador Benjamin Haycock. At the end of the experience, visitors are invited to add their voice by sharing their own message, which will become a part of the installation as it travels around the UK.

Exhibition activities

  • Go inside the ‘Voices of Nature’ immersive installation to interact with an otherworldly soundscape of music, nature and young people, as they share their hopes for a greener future.

  • Experience a connection to trees unlike any you’ve had before; use a Plant Wave to discover the magical sounds of a tree’s inner life and to compose your own soundscape.

  • Sow your own oak tree seed to take home. Nurture it and watch it grow into a sapling.

  • Meet The Tree Council’s inspirational youth ambassadors.

Force for Nature Exhibition On Tour

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Open Eye Gallery – Liverpool Waterfront

27 – 28 March 2024

Join us at the Open Eye Gallery on Liverpool’s waterfront to meet our ambassadors and discover what it means to be a Force for Nature. Experience the Voices of Nature immersive installation, leave a message for future generations and sow your own incredible oak tree seed.

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Preston Park Museum – Stockton-on-Tees

25 – 27 February 2024

Visit Preston Park Museum and immerse yourself in our Force for Nature Exhibition. Teachers – join us for a free Force for Nature training session on Monday 26 February 4pm-6pm. We’ll also be planting in Stockton, thanks to the support of Network Rail.

Lessons at No.10

10 Downing Street

During National Tree Week 2023, The Tree Council was invited to deliver a Lesson at 10 by the Prime Minister’s wife, Akshata Murty. We delivered a range of activities highlighting the depth and breadth of the Young Tree Champion Programme.

Akshata Murty said: ‘The Tree Council got us to connect with trees, with nature and ultimately with ourselves in the most special way.’

Relive the moment

Watch the highlights so far

Hampton Court Palace, London – October 2023
Huge thanks to the Historic Royal Parks team for hosting us for at Hampton Court Palace where we had a fun-packed, exciting week.

Birmingham – June 2023
Special thanks to our wonderful hosts, Birmingham Botanical Gardens and the NEC Big Bang Fair.

Supported by our programme partner M&G plc

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