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October 2018

Free

Bringing Back The Bees

Mon October 8, 2018 @ 19:0021:00
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

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  

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Free

Newbattle Wizarding School

Thu October 11, 2018 @ 16:0018:00
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

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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Free

A Night at Wizarding School

Thu October 11, 2018 @ 19:0021:30
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

Delve into a world of wizardry and  science to practice spells and magical experiments, with a bottle of beer courtesy of Stewart Brewing.  

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Free

Bird Stress in Your Backyard

Sun October 14, 2018 @ 10:0012:00
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

Join Researchers from The Roslin Institute, to learn how we can observe, track and help local birds effected by towns, traffic, light and noise pollution. Wear suitable outdoor clothing and footwear. Book yourself in for Sunday 14th from 10am-12pm.  

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Free

Bee Academy Open Day

Sun October 14, 2018 @ 12:0016:00
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

Want to know more about bees and their importance to our environment? Come along to meet Newbattle Beekeepers Association. drop-in on Sunday 14th from 12pm-4pm.

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Free

Making Radio Waves

Sun October 14, 2018 @ 13:0015:00
Newbattle Community Learning Centre, 67 Gardiner Pl
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH224RT United Kingdom

A hands-on workshop exploring sound waves and how radio stations work, including a tour of the studio with Black Diamond FM and Heriot Watt University. Come along Sunday 14th from 1pm-3pm.  

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Free

Zombie Brains

Mon October 15, 2018 @ 18:0020:00
Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Way
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

Come and find out how your brain works based on the fact that you are not a zombie. With body painting, jelly brains and zombie cocktails too. Book yourself in for Monday 15th from 6pm-8pm.  

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Free

Hackathon

Tue October 16, 2018 @ 15:0019:00
Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Way
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

Fancy designing your own football game or training aid for footballers? Find out about how technology and sports work together while learning about coding too! Come along Tuesday 16th from 3pm-7pm.

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Free

Pedal Up a Smoothie

Thu October 18, 2018 @ 14:0015:00
Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Way
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

Join the librarians to pedal up a smoothie and convert your energy into a tasty drink! And plan a family meal using felt food. drop in on Thursday 18th from 2pm-3pm.

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Free

Lets Rocket to Space

Fri October 19, 2018 @ 11:0015:00
Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Way
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

Attention to all crews! We are taking off to Outer Space! Be prepared to build and launch your own rocket. Use infra-red cameras to test how cold/warm the universe is and examine meteorites to see if there is any life out there. Find out more about designing satellites, probes and rovers for space exploration. And get your bearings using the stars in the night sky. Strap yourselves in tight and we will blast away! Drop-in on Friday 19th from 11am-3pm.

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October 2019

Free

Making Radio Waves

Sun October 6, 2019 @ 13:0015:00
Newbattle Community Learning Centre, 67 Gardiner Pl
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH224RT United Kingdom

A hand-on workshop exploring sound waves with Heriot-Watt researchers and how radio stations work, including a tour of Black Diamond FM's studio.  

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Free

Star Scouts

Mon October 7, 2019 @ 19:0021:00
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

UPDATE: (Mon 23 Sept) this event is now SOLD OUT. Join us for tour of the night sky and some space themed fun! With activities from youngsters from Midlothian Scouts and the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. PLEASE NOTE: Outdoor activities will take place weather permitting. If there is bad weather then alternative indoor activities will take place in the Gatehouse classroom. In the case of prolonged/severe bad weather, the event may end early or need to be cancelled. In the unlikely…

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Free

Punching Anatomy

Tue October 8, 2019 @ 18:0021:00
Easthouses Miners Club, Easthouses Road
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4ED United Kingdom

Join Easthouses Boxing Club and Edinburgh University for a knockout night of body painting to investigate how our muscles work, grow and repair. In this hands-on workshop, you will be taught the basics of surface anatomy and your musculoskeletal system involved in boxing. You will get the opportunity to paint these structures onto yourselves or each other, learn what the most common boxing moves and injuries are, and the best ways of rehabilitating those. Don’t worry, techniques will be demonstrated…

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Knit a Neuron

Tue October 8, 2019 @ 18:0019:00
Newbattle Library, Newbattle Community Campus, 1 Newbattle Way, Easthouses
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

Is your lack of knitting skill getting on your nerves? A woolly science project like no other - join Newbattle 'Knit and natter' group to knit a cute little neuron (nerve cell).  

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Free

Coding Music

Wed October 9, 2019 @ 18:3021:30
Y2K, 2B Bogwood Road
Mayfield, Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 5DY United Kingdom

Want to learn how to create your own computer game theme tune? Join engineers from Xilinx and learn to code music with ‘Sonic Pi’ - The future of music!  

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Free

Games Night: Escape Room

Fri October 11, 2019 @ 19:0021:00
National Mining Museum Scotland, Lady Victoria Colliery,
Newtongrange, Midlothian EH22 4QN United Kingdom

VENUE CHANGE: This event will now take place at The National Mining Museum (just 2 mins away from The Sidings) A night of puzzles, codes, riddles and science… Only the best team work, problem solving and creative thinking will solve the games and bust you out. work your way round 4 mini escape rooms with various themes from naming the elements to solving binary code! PLEASE NOTE: This event is for adults only. Under 18's are not permitted. There will…

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Free

Hackathon

Mon October 14, 2019 @ 13:0016:00
Newbattle Library, Newbattle Community Campus, 1 Newbattle Way, Easthouses
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

A host of awesome tech for you to play with. From coding and AI robots to app creating and VR! A chance to find out more and have a go!

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Free

Family Den Building – SOLD OUT

Wed October 16, 2019 @ 10:3012:30
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE  - THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT Up your den building skills with expert advice from Engineers at Napier University. An adventure for all the family to design forage and build your own den.  

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Free

Bioblitz

Fri October 18, 2019 @ 10:0016:00
Newbattle Abbey College, Newbattle Rd
Dalkeith, EH22 3LL United Kingdom

Get up close and hands on with the nature and wildlife on your doorstep with this series of mini workshops!   More information about the selection of exciting bookable sessions can be seen below: Bee Workshop - 11-11:50 and 14:00-14:50 @ Beekeeping Hut - Organised by Roslin Institute/Newbattle Beekeepers Join experts from Newbattle Beekeepers Association and The Roslin Institute to learn all about bees. Get close up with our microscopes, investigate our virtual hive, dress like a beekeeper and taste…

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Free

Science Alive

Sat October 19, 2019 @ 11:0016:00
Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Community Campus, Newbattle Way
Dalkeith, Midlothian EH22 4SX United Kingdom

What does a burying beetle look like close up? How do cells grow and multiply? Join us on a journey exploration to find out what is so amazing about the science of life. Use our microscopes to make your own discoveries, find out how our body fights disease, make your own science art to take home, and try out many other hands on activities!

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