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A scenic walk in Roslin Glen to see the record in the rocks of Scotland’s past as a warm and humid swamp, with Dr Mark Wilkinson of the University of Edinburgh.
A day exploring the totally amazing life sciences. Experience our science tattoos, try out our fully animated 3D anatomy t-shirts which will teleport you inside the body, build your own good bacteria from felt and polystyrene and discover how your remarkable body fights diseases and repairs itself, along with using some high tech microscopes to delve into a world unseen by the naked eye! There will be plenty of hand-on activities throughout the day, including X-ray body painting too.
Get ready for an evening of stargazing, astro-photography and some actual space science. Apart from having a look through a telescope and getting a crash-course in spotting the brightest stars and constellations, we will also have other hands-on demos and activities. And if those naughty clouds try to stop us, we will use state of the art free software to re-create the night skies in-doors. Make sure you wrap up warm!
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but you and your canine companion can join a walk dedicated to exploring the science behind dog behaviour, health and welfare. Join scientists and behaviour experts from The Roslin Institute and the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies to find out about our work with dogs of all shapes and sizes as we walk around the scenic Vogrie Country Park. The walk will set off from the Vogrie car park…
A day of scientific adventures awaits at Vogrie Country Park. Connect with nature, explore the elements and release your wild side! Out in the park, complete our scavenger hunt, become a red squirrel detective, search for fossils or try your hand at pond dipping. Under canvas there will be lots of science demonstrations, crafts and activities, and maybe some slimy or furry friends to meet too! You can grab some tips about how to build a better relationship with your…
Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Using a GPS enabled device (even your smartphone will do!) Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache hidden at that location. Discover the world of geocaching with help from our geocaching friends in Midlothian. Find out all about the world’s biggest treasure hunt!
Give your brain cells a workout - a straight up pub quiz with the odd serious, humorous and at times tenuous science questions thrown in for good measure
How does science affect how we make scones, cream and jam? Can the perfect cream tea teach us about soft matter physics? Tickle your taste buds with the science behind the perfect cream tea in a physics meets afternoon tea event. Cream teas will be available for £5.
The famous Scot’s Physicist James Clerk-Maxwell inherited Penicuik House. Discover a little about the man and his scientific endeavours at this talk.
Bold Bright and colourful science for pre-schoolers and all the family too. A morning of discovering and doing, including play-doh science, soft toy science, the science of your breakfast, exploring forces & making constellation viewers. And of course there will be slime making, singing and dancing!
How do we define and combat stress in modern society? Join Edinburgh Neuroscience and various other guest speaker to explore stress in people from all walks of life, from parenthood and children to resettled refugees. A series of short talks, followed by questions from the floor - as we try to make sense of stress.
Come along and join Mayfield Library's “In Stitches” knitting group as they showcase their Midlothian landmark designs as you've never seen them before knitted, purled and crocheted. also a chance to come and have a try too.
Join us for a night discovering all about the fossils of Midlothian, with experts from Edinburgh Geological Society. In the heart of the Pentland Hills you can find the remains of ancient sea creatures that lived more than 400 million years ago. While this ocean is long gone, there are still signs of what life was like from the fossils and rocks that have been preserved. Nearly 100 million years later, the rest of the rocks of Midlothian were formed…
Decisions, decisions.... how do you choose what food to buy and eat? Come and be part of the 'Big Picnic' exploring the conversations about nutritious food with the Royal Botanic Garden Edniburgh. Also, have fun designing your own felt food meal.
In Medieval Scotland indigo was only for the rich.. Find out how and why in this interactive workshop and talk exploring the nature and creative use of indigo dye.
A night of musical fun! The NYCoS Midlothian Choir gives a special performance, followed by a Science Ceilidh. Enjoy a selection of science themed compositions from your local youth choir and then get on your feet for some ceilidh dancing with a science twist - including 'dashing white blood cells' and 'strip the Helix' A night to celebrate science through dance, song and quite possibly glow sticks too! PLEASE NOTE: book online to guarantee your place , but then…
We love our gardens, but do we really know what’s going on in all that gorgeous greenery? 3 talks in one evening... exploring ancient exotic plants, how plants evolve and adapt to suit their environment, and how genetic research is helping us learn more about bees. Buzz along to Garden Laboratory to find out!
Try your hand at being engineer and build a strong and sturdy bridge using only straws, paper and sticky labels in this fun arts and craft session!
Ever wondered why you sometimes feel lucky or unlucky? ... Well, as luck would have it we have a science show all about luck, chance, superstition and mind reading! and its on Friday the 13th. Excellent fun and science - that will really get you thinking! (questioning...) There will be two shows on the night: 4pm - 5pm and 5:30pm - 6:30pm