Unearth the secrets of environmental science at Dynamic Earth this November


Have you ever wondered what the UK’s research scientists get up to? Or how science can tell us more about our planet? If so, we have the perfect event coming up that will answer both of these questions and more!

Between 17 - 19th November, we’ll be partnering up with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to host a very special environmental science showcase, UnEarthed: Explore the world at your feet. We are also very excited to announce that on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November only we will have FREE entry to Dynamic Earth to celebrate the UnEarthed showcase.

More than 100 scientists will be coming along to Dynamic Earth to share their amazing research and tell us more about how environmental science shapes our lives in Scotland and beyond. From fossils, dinosaurs, killer shrimp and sea puffins to minerals in your smartphone and DNA testing for the Loch Ness Monster, we’ll be covering a LOT of exciting ground!

As always, the event will be interactive and suitable for all ages, and you can get hands-on with more than 30 fantastic exhibits. We’ll have a dinosaur smuggling investigation, a special sandbox to make it ‘virtually’ rain and you can even build a wind turbine to find out how we can get enough energy for the future! You can also train as a deer detective, try on our invisibility cloak, control the tides with our wave tanks and have a go with our virtual reality headsets.

Our visiting scientists will be travelling from every part of the UK and will be on hand to answer all of your burning questions about how we keep our air clean, the ways we can defend our homes from natural disasters and the effects of climate change.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll have a whole host of fascinating scientific equipment on display such as the British Geological Survey’s underwater drill and White Ribbon research boat.

Additionally, you can see brand new science from UnEarthed’s flagship citizen science project, Operation Weather Rescue. Thousands of people have been taking part in digitising Victorian weather records made by intrepid volunteers on the side of Ben Nevis more than 100 years ago, with the goal of digitising 2million bits of data!

For full details of the event, visit: http://unearthed.nerc.ac.uk/

  • The Dynamic Earth tour will have free entry on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November only.
  • Tickets cannot be purchased in advance; entry is on a first come first serve basis.
  • Last entry will be 4.00pm however Dynamic Earth may be required to close the doors early if we reach capacity earlier in the day.
  • The ShowDome will not be operating during the free weekend, tour only tickets.
  • Car Park will be open with normal charges applied.
  • We advise you arrive early in the day.

 

 


13 Nov 2017

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