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Science on the Wild Side at Vogrie

Sat October 22, 2016 @ 11:0015:30

picture of a mouse being held in someones hand

Come and celebrate science outdoors at Vogrie Country Park with the Ranger Service and a host of scientists and nature experts!  Out in the park help diagnose sick trees, find out what’s lurking in the pond, track some mammals, and learn to identify birds, or try and spy some archaeology. Under canvas get up close to a treasure chest of bugs and bones, explore butterfly DNA or become a Nature Detective with the Woodland Trust. Thought you knew the difference between solids and liquids – think again! Get Slimey with Be Experimental. Appreciate nature-inspired art outdoors. Or join the cycling scientists!

All this plus lots more! Talks, walks, bike rides, and drop-in, hands-on, family fun science. Face painting by Lori’s Creations.

Vogrie Park Miniature Railway operated by Eskvalley M.E.S. will be operating, together with a display of models and some basic engineering demonstrations”

Book places on our amazing walks and talks in advance via Eventbrite or on the day if spaces remain. We have:

 

Cycling Scientists!

with Szymon Biskup (RUTS)

Time: Various through out the day (up to four rides over the course of the day)

Duration: 1 hour

Cycling scientists is a fun ride session that will allow youngsters to explore Vogrie Country Park on a bike. During our activity stops we will navigate local fields with a compass (think treasure hunt!) and find out about the connection between clean water and pollution. Come along and become a cycling scientist!

(Bikes and all safety equipment provided)

Booking: Book on the day at the RUTS tent

Suitable for: Must be able to ride confidently (under 18s must be accompanied by and adult)

Cost: Free

 

Bird Identification for Beginners and Improvers

with Ben Darvill (British Trust for Ornithology)

11:15 AM

Duration: 45min -1 hour

Guided Walk

Booking: Eventbrite or on the day (subject to availability)

Suitable for: Age 6+ (under 18s must be accompanied by and adult)

Cost: Free

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Tracks, Poo & Maybe a Mammal or Two!

with Graeme Wilson (The Wildlife Information Centre)

11:30 AM

Guided Walk

Duration: 1 hour

Booking: Eventbrite or on the day (subject to availability)

Suitable for: All welcome (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)

Cost: Free

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Fancy That! What we can learn from pigeon fanciers lung

with Phil Lynch

11:30 AM

Talk

Duration: 45 min

Booking: Eventbrite or on the day (subject to availability)

Suitable for: Age 14+

Cost: Free

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Puzzle Trail

with artist Anne Gilchrist

12:00 PM

Guided Walk

Duration: 1 hour

Booking: Eventbrite and pay on the day or book on the day (subject to availability)

Suitable for: Adults

Cost: £5

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Jurassic in the Park

with Matt Dale (Mr Wood’s Fossils)

12:30 PM

Talk

Duration: 45 min

Booking: Eventbrite or on the day (subject to availability)

Suitable for: All welcome

Cost: Free

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Trees Under Attack – the science of keeping trees healthy

with Dr Stephen Cavers (Centre for Ecology and Hydrology)

12:30 PM

Guided Walk

Duration: 1 hour

Booking: Eventbrite or on the day (subject to availability)

Suitable for: Age 12+ (under 18s must be accompanied by and adult)

Cost: Free

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Eye-Spy Archaeology!

with Helena Gray (East Lothian Archaeology Service)

1:00 PM

Guided Walk

Duration: 1 hour approx

Booking: Eventbrite or on the day (subject to availability)

Suitable for: Suitable for adult individuals and groups, including families with younger children (5-8 years)

Cost: Free

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Fascinating Facts About Our Feathered Friends – via technology, tags and tracks!

with Ben Darvill (British Trust for Ornithology)

1:30 PM

Talk

Duration: 45 min

Booking: Eventbrite or on the day (subject to availability)

Suitable for: (under 18s must be accompanied by and adult)

Cost: Free

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Wildlife Recording in the Park

with Natalie Harmsworth (The Wildlife Information Centre)

2:00 PM

Guided Walk

Duration: 1 hour

Booking: Eventbrite or on the day (subject to availability)

Suitable for: Age 7+ (under 18s must be accompanied by and adult)

Cost: Free

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Details

Date:
Sat October 22, 2016
Time:
11:00 – 15:30
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Venue

Vogrie Country Park
Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom
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Phone:
01875 821716
Website:
http://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info/200142/vogrie_country_park