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Science Alive

October 6 @ 11:0016:00
Lasswade Centre

Explore the science of life! What does a bumblebee look like up close? How does the body fight disease? Whats so amazing about the brain? Join us to find out. Use our microscopes to make your own discoveries, experience our science tattoos, identify infected cells, and try out many other hands on activities on a journey of inquiry, wonder and discovery! Come along Saturday 6th from 11am-4pm.

Film: Arrival

October 6 @ 19:0021:00
Temple Village Hall

Join Moorflix Community Cinema for the film about a linguist who is recruited by the military to communicate with alien lifeforms, followed by a discussion led by experts in linguistics. arrive at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. adults £6, children £3, family £15.

Walkie Talkies

October 7 @ 11:0012:30
Vogrie Country Park

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but you and your dog can join us for a walk dedicated to exploring the science of dog behaviour and health with the Midlothian Dog Training Club and scientists from The Roslin Institute.  Come along Sunday 7th from 11am-12:30pm.

Wild Science

October 7 @ 12:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park

Get close-up and hands-on with really wild scientists to discover more about the environment around us that we share with so many other living things. Find out all about busy bees, build your own bug and bird houses, collect and analyse soil and water samples for evidence of life and explore the science all around you with guided nature and geology walks. For our favourite 4-legged friends, Midlothian Dog Training Club will also be running a host of activities and…

The Lost Limestone Quarries of Lothian

October 7 @ 12:3015:30
Vogrie Country Park

A walk from Vogrie Country Park with a geologist from Edinburgh University shows that Midlothian was once the scene of lime production. The old quarries tell a tale of warm tropical seas from millions of years ago, as well as much more recent human efforts to improve soils for agriculture. There will be two walks in the day as part of Wild Science - one starting at 12:30 and the second at 14:30.  

Vogrie Autumn Geocache

October 7 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park

Geocache is the techno way to treasure hunt with GPS or phone in hand. There are over 2212 caches around Dalkeith alone and millions around all over the world. Come along and see how it happens, find the cache of the day and head off into the sunset to find caches. Drop-in on Sunday 7th from 1pm-4pm.

World of Plastic

October 8 @ 10:0014:00
Edinburgh College

Want to save the planet? Join real life scientists to discover the harmful effects that plastic has on everything around us and become a superhero in the war against plastic. Explore the ways you can replace and reuse plastic every day to protect our environment and let our scientists lead you through their fascinating ideas, research and experiments to help save our cities, oceans and animals. Come along Monday 8th from 10am-2pm to join in! Brought to you by InterSci…

Laughter Lounge: Yoga

October 8 @ 18:0019:30
Loanhead Library

Can we giggle ourselves healthier, or is that just silly? Come to the library and have a giggle with us as we explore, discuss and try out the science of laughter! Book yourself in for Monday 8th from 6pm-7:30pm. Please note that this is an active session and therefore may not be suitable for people with long term health conditions.  If you need more information, please contact Loanhead Library on 0131 4409032  

Discovering Burke

October 8 @ 19:0021:00
Newbattle Abbey College

Back by popular demand.. Join Janet Philp, the author of "Burke - Now and Then" to unearth the tale behind Edinburgh's most infamous serial killers. Book yourself in for Monday 8th from 7pm-9pm.  

Bringing Back The Bees

October 8 @ 19:0021:00
Newbattle Abbey College

Beekeeping 101 from Newbattle Beekeepers Association and a talk from Roslin institute researchers on mapping honey bee health and genetic diversity. Book yourself in for Monday 8th from 7pm - 9pm  

Science in the Saddle

October 9 @ 10:0015:00
Gorebridge Beacon

Join Greening Gorebridge and researchers from the Roslin Institute for a day of cycling and science with a cake stop or two!  

Golden Oldies

October 9 @ 12:0014:30
Dalkeith Baptist Church

Come along to the Dementia-cafe for an afternoon full of your favourite music from times gone by spanning every decade from the 1950's to today. All welcome. Lunch provided.   (suggested donation £4) With Alzheimer Scotland     Join us on Tuesday 9th from 12pm-2:30pm.     This is event is sponsored and supported by

Tasting Climate Change

October 9 @ 15:3017:00
Penicuik Town Hall

Join the Penicuik Storehouse and researchers from the University of Edinburgh to explore (and taste) the possible future impacts of climate change in Scotland through changes to what food you may be able to grow, buy and eat. Come along Tuesday 9th from 3:30pm-5pm

Ready, Set, Go! Balloon Cars – Loanhead

October 9 @ 15:3016:30
Loanhead Library

Do you think you can build a car powered only by air? Join the librarians to explore 'Reaction Forces' and make and race your very own balloon car. Come along Tuesday 9th from 3:30pm-4:30pm.

Climate Change: Greenland’s Ice Sheet

October 9 @ 18:3020:00
IKEA Edinburgh

Join Prof Pete Nienow from the University of Edinburgh to hear how our changing climate is affecting the stability and volume of the Greenland Ice Sheet Come along on Tuesday 9th from 6:30pm-8pm.  

Musical Memories

October 10 @ 13:0015:00
High Bank Day Care

Music is a powerful tool for those who have memory problems.  Come and learn how to create a personal playlist with ‘Playlist for Life’.     Neuroscience researchers from the University of Edinburgh will be on hand to discuss their latest  research. Come along to this unique event on  Wednesday 10th from 1pm-3pm.   This event is sponsored and supported by  

Waste Not Want Not

October 10 @ 13:3015:00
Gorebridge Beacon

Gorebridge has recently opened a community fridge to enable local food sharing. Join the Slow Food Youth Network, The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and Greening Gorebridge to discuss how we can tackle food waste in imaginative and fun ways. Come along Wednesday 10th from 1:30pm-3pm.

Gourmet Cooking and Science

October 10 @ 18:0020:00
The Papermill

Can simple science improve everyday cooking? In this workshop you will discover and try techniques inspired from the lab, including fluid gels, foams and emulsions. Come along Wedneday 10th from 6pm-8pm.  

Happiness in Everyday Life

October 10 @ 18:3020:00
IKEA Edinburgh

Happiness in everyday life For Mental Health Awareness Day 2018 we invite three University of Edinburgh researchers to discuss happiness. What is happiness, what makes us happy, and does staying happy keep us healthy? Stella Chan is a Clinical Psychologist and lead researcher on Project Soothe which explores why some images elicit feelings of calmness and peacefulness. Catharine Ward Thompson is Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Edinburgh College of Art. She is Director of OPENspace research centre. Her work focuses on…

Newbattle Wizarding School

October 11 @ 16:0018:00
Newbattle Abbey College

Delve into a world of wizardry and science during your Hogwarts training. Be sorted into your House and discover spells and magical experiments Well-behaved Wizard Apprentices will even be able to take some potions home! Come along on Thursday 11th from 4pm-6pm.  

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