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Good grief! Charlie Brown, Snoopy take on science in new exhibit
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'Peanuts … Naturally' Exhibit

When: Feb. 2 through April 28

Where: Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford

Contact: 770-904-3542, www.gwinnettEHC.org

Charlie Brown is in trouble with the Environmental Protection Agency. Lucy knows the Earth has 48 suns, and Snoopy and Linus are planting french fries in the garden.

These are just a few of the misadventures and explanations gone wrong as the Peanuts Gang explores the natural world.

“Peanuts ... Naturally,” a traveling exhibit opening Feb. 2 at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, takes a light-hearted look at Charles Schulz’s exploration of the natural world through Peanuts comic strips, videos, objects and interactive stations.

Visitors get a Peanuts-eye view of the universe, “web of nature,” trees, birds, the elements (snow, wind, rain and clouds), gardening and Charlie Brown’s EPA escapade. Scientifically-oriented interactive stations allow kids of all ages, from preschool to adults, to learn more about and appreciate the wonders of the natural world.

Schulz, who created the Peanuts comic strip for nearly 50 years, took a keen interest in the latest research findings in a variety of fields. Many found their way into Schulz’s comic strip carefully interpreted through his characters’ understanding of their world.

“The GEHC is excited to host this exhibit as it helps connect both young and old to various scientific concepts through interactive, entertaining, and thought provoking displays,” said Jason West, director of programming and development.

Admission to the exhibit is included in the price of admission to the GEHC. Members are admitted free.

For more information about the exhibit or the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, visit www.gwinnettEHC.org.

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