Glasgow Science Festival promises family fun for budding young scientists

Glasgow Science Festival promises family fun for budding young scientists

Kelvingrove offers sports science, dino hunting and the science of survival

Think you could survive in the wild? There’s only one (civilised) way to find out – join the RSPB in Kelvingrove Park and try building your own den, cooking outdoors and finding out how the rest of the animal kingdom manages it on a daily basis, while we’re all cosy indoors.

The Science of Survival is just one of several fun events taking place at a free drop-in weekend for all ages at Kelvingrove during Glasgow Science Festival. Many of the events tie in with the Festival’s main aim since launching in 2007 – to highlight the work of cutting edge scientists on our doorstep.

To that end, Kelvingrove will be playing host to leading researchers who will help visitors explore the journey seafood makes from the ocean to your stomach, talk enthusiastically about their search for pre-historic beasts in Scotland, and take you inside the surprisingly beautiful workings of a nerve cell.

‘Our weekend at Kelvingrove is a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on and discover some of the amazing science happening right here in Glasgow – straight from the mouths of the scientists doing the research,’ says Glasgow Science Festival director, Dr Deborah McNeill.

‘Families can try yoga and learn the science behind the stretches, meet a dinosaur-hunter, compare themselves to athletes at the sports science roadshow and build a map of where they live with citizen science mapping. From the weans to your granny, there really is something for everyone.’

Glasgow Science Festival runs from Thu 4 Jun–Sun 14 Jun

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A packed programme of workshops, shows, films, discussion, exhibitions and art collaborations allows budding scientists to sit back and learn something new or don safety goggles and take part in an experiment.