Where we were once connected to the natural world, we now find ourselves desperate to “rewild” our cities, reconnect our communities and recover our health. Our need for nature connectedness has come full circle. The question remains what theme parks, resorts, and attractions can do to put nature regeneration at the heart of their designs – creating transformative green attractions that improve the guest experience and do good in the world too.
At this year’s TEA SATE 2023 at Europa Park, Katapult and Down to Earth will be taking to the stage to talk about this very topic. The international themed attraction design experts from Katapult, will be represented by CEO and Co-Founder Dawn Foote, alongside Down to Earth’s Founder, Jamie Quince-Starkey. Down to Earth is a reimagining of the future for the city of Derby, UK in a revolutionary nature-based regeneration project powered by Down To Earth Derby and supported by both The Eden Project and many other city stakeholders, including Katapult.
The ‘SATE’ conference, held at the region’s leading themed attraction, Europa Park, has been curated by Themed Entertainment Association – an international non-profit association representing the world’s leading creators, developers, designers, and producers of compelling places and experiences. The event, which has been running annually since 2007, is set to welcome hundreds of delegates from across Europe and the Middle East.In their presentation THE REWILDING REVOLUTION: LET’S ALL BE GREEN PIRATES, Dawn and Jamie will ask delegates to “revolt” with them. What would it look like to put nature regeneration at the heart of themed entertainment design? How might a greener attraction transform the guest experience and do good in the world?
The presentation will be delivered at TEA SATE in Germany between 3-6 May.