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Blue Poppy (Meconopsis) Workshop

This one day workshop will look at cultivation and propagation techniques for successfully growing Meconopsis. Learn how and when to sow seed, divide plants and learn how we grow Meconopsis at RBGE. Taught by Alan Elliott.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Jun 2015

Lecture Room 2

£50 Booking required. Please call the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 16:00

BodyWorks

An exhibition all about how your body works, with the chance to perform a virtual autopsy, run in a giant hamster wheel and become a 'snot ninja' (lovely). Compare your physiological stats with other visitors and find out about all the latest scientific research into your very own body.

Glasgow Science Centre

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Included in admission / 0141 420 5000

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 151 more dates until 31 Dec

Building a Legacy: The Athletes' Village

A showcase for one of the most lasting legacies of the 2014 Commonwealth Games: the Athletes' Village, built in the East End of the city and featuring 700 sustainable eco-homes and a 120-bed care home.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Thu 31 Jul

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Gallery One

Free / 0141 276 5365

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 44 more dates until 15 Sep

Country Fair

Watch country skills demonstrations including farriery, beekeeping, spinning, dry stone dyking and green woodworking then find out which clever collie will win the sheepdog trials. Enter the rural games ring and try your hand at sheaf tossing, welly throwing and the sack race.

National Museum of Rural Life, East Kilbride

Sun 31 Aug

£8 (£7; Children £4.50; under 5s free; Family £23) / 0300 123 6789

Dare Protoplay

Dundee capitalises on its digitally-capable status with Scotland's biggest free video gaming education and consumer festival with games, talks, conferences and workshops for the general public as well as those in the games industry.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Thu 7 Aug

Free / 01382 434940

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 01382 434940

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 01382 434940

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 01382 434940

  • 10:00 – 18:00
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Dino Jaws

Get up close and way too personal with the 3/4 life-sized animatronic T Rex to discover how they lived and what they ate. Warning: there will be poo. Lots of poo.

New Dock Hall, Leeds

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 0113 220 1906

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 0113 220 1906

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 2 Aug

Included in admission / 0113 220 1906

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 36 more dates until 7 Sep

Extreme Engineering

Learn about building tall things, making things go really fast and other amazing feats of engineering with this family friendly exhibition.

Cambridge Science Centre

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 01223 967965

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 01223 967965

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Included in admission / 01223 967965

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 31 more dates until 2 Sep

Fungi Identification for Beginners

An introduction to the identification of fungi. You will be introduced to the different field characteristics of each of the families and their genera, how to apply these to identification keys, and good practice for collection. This practical one-day workshop will include a tour of the Garden to collect specimens for…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 27 Sep

Teaching Lab

£50 Booking required, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Green2014: The Environmental Legacy of the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

A six-month programme of exhibitions, talks and activities, looking at how the 2014 Commonwealth Games will affect the environment, celebrating the projects being delivered by Glasgow City Council, the Scottish Parliament, the Games Organising Committee and others.

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Thu 31 Jul

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:30 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Gallery Two

Free / 0141 276 5365

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:30 – 17:00
…and 83 more dates until 24 Oct

Half Term Fun at Pollok Country Park

Autumn crafts for young nature lovers to enjoy during the school hols.

Pollok Visitor Centre, Glasgow

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:00 – 15:30

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:00 – 15:30

Mon 13 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 11:00 – 15:30
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How Glasgow Flourished, 1714–1837

A major exhibition looking at the rise of Glasgow through the 18th century to the beginning of Victoria's reign, and how the city grew during that period from a provincial town to one of the great industrial and commercial hubs of the British Empire.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 0141 276 9599

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 15 more dates until 17 Aug

I Dig Dams to Darnley

Help the Countryside Rangers and expert archaeologist see what they can unearth in this all day drop-in dig. Sturdy footwear recommended, as are Indiana Jones hats.

World Buffet Restaurant Car Park, Glasgow

Sun 5 Oct

Free / 0141 577 4053

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 10:00 – 15:00

Ice Station Antarctica

Find out if you've got what it takes to hang out in freezing, blustery Antarctica at this hands-on exhibition.

Dundee Science Centre

Thu 31 Jul

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

Included in admission / 01382 228800

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 59 more dates until 30 Sep

International Urology Conference

The World Congress of the Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU).

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 12 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 395 4000

Part of Glasgow City of Science.

  • 08:00 – 17:00

Know your Onions, Botany from the Vegetable Patch

Is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable? Why can’t you plant a seed upside down? On this one-day workshop you will learn to distinguish your roots from your shoots and your axils from your apices on this hands-on introduction to botany using the plants we know best. Taught by Emily Wood.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 28 Sep

Teaching Lab

£50 Booking required, telephone the education office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Lichen Identification

An introduction to the fundamental features of lichens. This one-day workshop will include a lab based session introducing the lichens, their structure and function and identification techniques and then some practice out in the Garden.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 28 Feb 2015

Teaching Lab

£50 Booking required. Please phone the Education Office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Make your own Herbarium Specimen

The Herbarium is a reference library of dried plant specimens. This hands-on workshop demonstrates the skills required to produce these important and attractive plant records. The day will include collecting plant material, pressing and drying techniques, and the preparation and mounting of some herbarium specimens to…

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sat 14 Mar 2015

Lecture Room 1

£60 Booking required. Please phone the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £54) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:30 – 16:30

Mapping the Community

Architecture and Design Scotland show off their cardboard houses and you're free to discuss community and what it means to Glasgow.

Glasgow Green

Thu 31 Jul

Free

Part of Festival 2014.

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Memory Clinic Installation

Hosted by Guerilla Science ‘Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, paints pictures of the past and of the day.’ Voyage into the wondrous world of recollection at the Memory Clinic Installation – a curious construction of memory filled test tubes that reflect the intricacies of the brain and the…

Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh

Sat 9 Aug

MA'AM

Free

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Moss Identification for Beginners

Learn to identify some of the common species of mosses and liverworts through an introduction to identification using keys. The day includes a lab-based session and walk to practise some of the techniques learned. Taught by David Chamberlain.

Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

Teaching Lab

£50 Booking required. Please phone the Education Office on 0131 248 2937. (Members £45) / 0131 248 2909

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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Patrick Moore 3D Exhibition

Sir Patrick Moore 3D exhibition, which recreates Sir Patricks study at his home "Farthings".

Selsey Cricket Club, Chichester

Thu 31 Jul

Free / 01243 602148

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Fri 1 Aug

Free / 01243 602148

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 01243 602148

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 27 more dates until 29 Aug

Play, Language and Infants' Developing Minds

A look at the ways in which 'baby talk' – as well as play – is instrumental in developing young children's minds.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 15 Aug

£3 / 0131 560 1581

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Pollok H Walks

A stroll-based lucky dip – turn up and you'll be treated to either a Pollok Heritage Walk or a Pollok Healthy Walk through the park. Dog walkers welcome. Meet at the Riverside car park.

Pollok Country Park, Glasgow

Wed 10 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Wed 24 Sep

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Wed 8 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Wed 22 Oct

Free / 0141 276 0924

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Science in a Sports Kit

Satrosphere host a talk looking at how sporting materials help people achieve new heights of success. There's also a chance to see their programme of workshops for the summer holidays centered on the theme 'science in a sports kit'.

Satrosphere Science Centre, Aberdeen

Thu 31 Jul

£5.75 (Children £4.50) / 01224 640340

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Fri 1 Aug

£5.75 (Children £4.50) / 01224 640340

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 2 Aug

£5.75 (Children £4.50) / 01224 640340

  • 10:00 – 17:00
…and 17 more dates until 19 Aug

Super Scientists

Hands-on experiments in biology, chemistry and physics to get your kid hip to science. Ages 4–13.

Bromley Baptist Church, London BR1

Fri 8 Aug

£20 / 0800 907 8595

  • 10:00 – 12:00