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The Peanuts Gang Visits the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center

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PeanutsCharlie Brown is in trouble with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 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.# What other trouble will they find?

Peanuts – Naturally, a traveling exhibit opening at the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center (GEHC) on February 2 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 pre-school 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, was immensely curious, an avid reader, and took a keen interest in the latest research findings in a variety of fields. It is not a surprise that many of these findings and facts found their way into Schulz”s comic strip carefully interpreted through his characters” unique, and sometimes wacky, 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 Peanuts – Naturally 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.

Peanuts – Naturally is organized and toured by the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center in Santa Rosa, California. It is sponsored locally by the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center Foundation and will be on display until April 28, 2013.