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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

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

Neuroscience Academy for Professionals

Everything from the brain and behaviour to neuroanatomy and neurobiology is covered in this workshop, which is designed to equip participants with useful information for the business world.

Soroptimist Residential Club, London W2

Fri 16 Jan 2015

£247–£297 / 07967 271274

Early bird and last minute pricing applies

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£247–£297 / 07967 271274

Early bird and last minute pricing applies

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£247–£297 Early bird and last minute pricing applies / 07967 271274

October Half Term

There's something science-oriented for every kid this half-term: make slime, go on a 4D motion ride, or check out the exhibitions.

Centre For Life, Newcastle upon Tyne

Sat 25 Oct

£12; £29.50 (£9.50; Children £7.50; under 2s free) / 0191 243 8210

Sun 26 Oct

£12; £29.50 (£9.50; Children £7.50; under 2s free) / 0191 243 8210

Mon 27 Oct

£12; £29.50 (£9.50; Children £7.50; under 2s free) / 0191 243 8210

…and 6 more dates until 2 Nov

October Half Term Activities

Keep kids learning over the October break with live science demonstrations and presenter-led planetarium shows throughout the day.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Sat 25 Oct

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Brilliant Bats: Come and discover how those spooky Halloween bats are actually little winged marvels in our skies.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Fantastic Flight: Discover how our fascination with natural flight has lead to fantastic scientific discoveries and inventions.

Sun 26 Oct

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Brilliant Bats: Come and discover how those spooky Halloween bats are actually little winged marvels in our skies.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Fantastic Flight: Discover how our fascination with natural flight has lead to fantastic scientific discoveries and inventions.

Mon 27 Oct

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Brilliant Bats: Come and discover how those spooky Halloween bats are actually little winged marvels in our skies.

Included in admission / 01962 863791

Fantastic Flight: Discover how our fascination with natural flight has lead to fantastic scientific discoveries and inventions.

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Only Human?

A weekend festival exploring the relations between humans and the 'more than human'. Featuring a broad range of talks, exhibitions, performances and more.

Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2892

  • 11:00 – 20:00 Only Human? Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2892

  • 11:00 – 20:00 Only Human? Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Sun 16 Nov

Free / 0141 330 2892

  • 11:00 – 20:00 Only Human? Gilmorehill Centre, Glasgow

Otley Science Fair

A variety of stalls, demonstrations and experiments.

Otley Courthouse

Sat 15 Nov

Free / 01943 467466

A Salmon's Tale: A Helping Hand

The Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries hatchery sees a number of fish eggs fertilised and raised there each year. This is an opportunity to see them spawning naturally in the River Shin and examine the different stages of artificially rearing young fish.

Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, Lairg

Mon 24 Nov

£10 / 01863 766702

A Salmon's Tale: Spawning

Staff from Kyle of Sutherland Fisheries take you to witness a Scottish wildlife spectacle – Atlantic salmon spawning. Booking is essential.

Various venues: Bonar Bridge

Mon 10 Nov

£10 / 01863 766702

Please note: Participants meet in the picnic area

Saturday Drop-In Tours

Let the team at Stewart Brewing tell you all about the company has become one of Scotland's most award-garlanded craft breweries. Yes, you also get to try the beer.

Stewart Brewing, Loanhead

Sat 25 Oct

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

Sat 1 Nov

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

Sat 8 Nov

£7.50 / 0131 563 7580

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Save Money and the Environment – Small Steps = Big Changes

Learn more about budgeting your household expenses. Presented in partnership with Dynamic Earth.

Craigroyston High School, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

Free / 0131 477 7801

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 0131 477 7801

Wed 12 Nov

Free / 0131 477 7801

…and 3 more dates until 3 Dec

School of Engineering, Physics and Maths Open Day

Find out about the work of the engineers, physicists and mathematicians at the University of Dundee with a fun open day of hands-on activities, from designing an earthquake-proof building and 3D printing, through to making a cloud in a bottle and learning how ultrasound imaging works.

Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 01382 384402

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Science in the Overgate

Take a break from your shopping and find out all about the latest science discoveries at this exciting, hands-on event held at the Overgate shopping centre. You’ll have the unique opportunity to meet local researchers from University of Dundee, get hands-on with their projects and learn about advances in technology. You…

Overgate, Dundee

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 01382 386669

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Science in the Supermarket

Fun, vibrant, interactive. Drop in to see Dundee Science Centre’s Learning Team whilst doing your shopping and try out some of the fun interactive activities.

ASDA, Dundee

Sun 9 Nov

Free / 01382 868608

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

Soil Chemistry Challenges

Meet scientists from James Hutton Institute and find out about soil pH and how it affects plants. Explore the garden, use our chemical test on different soils and play our Crop pH games.

University of Dundee Botanic Garden

Sun 2 Nov

Free / 0844 928 5428

Part of Dundee Science Festival.

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Space Mission for Santa

Live planetarium show with a Christmas twist. Ages 5–10.

Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Sat 29 Nov

£2.20–£5 / 01962 863791

Sun 30 Nov

£2.20–£5 / 01962 863791

Sat 6 Dec

£2.20–£5 / 01962 863791

…and 10 more dates until 21 Dec

Wildflower Identification at Dawyck

Join Phil Lusby at the stunning Dawyck Botanic Garden for an illustrated guide to native wildflowers. This one day workshop includes a hands-on session to teach you some basic skills, plus a field trip for a chance to put them into practice.

Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Peeblesshire

Sat 27 Jun 2015

Dawyck

£50 Booking required. Please call the education office on 0131 248 2937 to book. (Members £45) / 01721 760254