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October 2014

Pondemonium

Sat October 4, 2014 @ 13:0015:30
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Join Dad's Rock.....  Our new musical playgroup friends who will be making water music to open our Science Festival activities, before we take a dip into the wildlife of our beautiful pond.

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Free

A Fungal Foray

Mon October 6, 2014 @ 14:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Wander through our woodlands, with expert, Stephan Helfer of RBGE

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Free

Rock and Roll Ramble

Wed October 8, 2014 @ 10:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

7 mile rock ramble walk with the Ranger and Geologists.

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Dens and Campfire Cooking

Mon October 13, 2014 @ 13:0016:00
Springfield Mill, Springfield Mill
Polton, EH18 1JZ United Kingdom

Join us to build a home and cook a marshmallow!

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Pond Dipping

Sun October 19, 2014 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom
Copyright Jim Barton

Come join our rangers and dive in - we have all the kit you'll require.

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October 2015

Free

GPS and Geocache

Sat October 3, 2015 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Come and meet the Geocache And Ranger Team for an afternoon of Global Positioning Technology for anyone with smart phone or GPS. We have secret caches for all. This event is free and suitable for all ages, no need to book, just drop in. Unfortunately this event is not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs

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Free

Camp Fires and Shelter Building

Mon October 12, 2015 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Join the Ranger Service to sample the delights of bush craft in our luscious woodlands. We will be building a home, making a fire, cooking a marshmallow (or 2) and having a lovely cup of woody tea! Meet at Vogrie House, Vogrie Country Park.

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Free

Microscopic Minibeasts

Sat October 17, 2015 @ 14:0015:30
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

Get up close and personal with some super creepie crawlies! Join the Rangers on a minbeast hunt around Vogrie and then get your scientist hats on to examine under the microscope! Make sure you bring a water proof jacket, welly boots and warm clothes. FREE, booking is essential please call 01875 821716. This is suitable for the whole family. Unfortunately this venue is not suitable for wheelchairs.

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October 2016

Exhibition of Woodland Work by Anne Gilchrist

Sat October 8, 2016 @ 11:0013:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom
picture of a painting of a tree

Installations within the grounds of Vogrie Country Park reflect ecological issues. Exhibition by Anne Gilchrist in Vogrie House 1st October -31st November of paintings, drawings and other artworks. Woodland installations within the grounds of the park.

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Discover Geocache

Sat October 8, 2016 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom
Picture of a Geocache label

Have a go at this techno treasure hunt. Discover the world of geocaching with help from our geocaching friends in Midlothian. New caches!

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Dog Day: The science behind the wag

Sun October 9, 2016 @ 12:0015:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom
Picture of 3 dogs

Ever wondered why dogs do what they do or why they look as they do? Find out with experts in dog behaviour and canine researchers from the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, The Roslin Institute at the University of Edinburgh and the Midlothian Dog Training Club, at a fun afternoon of dog science for all the family (dogs included). Learn about how we shape our pets’ behaviour (for good or bad), and about what their behaviour can tell us.…

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Donation

Open book and soup!

Thu October 13, 2016 @ 12:0014:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom
Photograph of Vogrie House, a Large Victorian Mansion/country house

Join us in this beautiful old house for a discussion based around the book, A State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, a story of a pharmacologist, Marina Singh, who travels into the Amazonian jungle to spend time with the mysterious Lakashi tribe. We will also have a lentil soup lunch in celebration of it being International year of pulses. (donations)  

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Free

Campfire Cooking and Kelly Kettle Tea Challenge: Midlothian Science Festival 2016

Mon October 17, 2016 @ 13:0016:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom
Someone lighting a camp fire

Learn to turn sparks in to flames and fires into cups of tea. We will be using our best bush craft skills to whistle up the Kelly kettle and toast marshmallows to perfection!   Sturdy footwear (wellies recommended), warm and waterproof clothes in case of bad weather.

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Science on the Wild Side at Vogrie

Sat October 22, 2016 @ 11:0015:30
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom
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…

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October 2017

Free

Nature and Science Trail

Sat October 7, 2017 @ 23:0023:30
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Daily until Sat October 21, 2017
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

A self-led trail through the beautiful woodland of Vogrie to discover some super nature facts under a canopy of autumn colour. Pick up a trail pack from Vogrie House, and then go explore!

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Free

Walkie Talkies: Dog Walk

Sun October 8, 2017 @ 10:3012:00
Vogrie Country Park, Vogrie Country Park
Gorebridge, Midlothian EH23 4NU United Kingdom

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…

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