Science Sunday Big Birthday Bash
- Kelly Apter
- 13 June 2016
Glasgow Science Festival promises hands-on fun for all ages
Turning double figures is an important milestone for everyone, and cake usually plays a vital role in the festivities. Which is why Glasgow Science Festival is inviting people to create a science-themed cake to help celebrate its tenth birthday.
The cake competition is just one aspect of the Science Sunday Big Birthday Bash, a day devoted to hands-on fun and interactive learning. ‘When you get the opportunity to use equipment and tools, it really brings things you hear about and read in textbooks to life,’ says festival director Deborah McNeill. ‘It’s so much more memorable and engaging, and really good fun. We’ve developed lots of creative ways to share what researchers are up to and hope we can offer a new experience to families.’
A drop-in event for all ages, this year’s Science Sunday includes activities about balloons, the Glasgow accent, glow-in-the-dark jellyfish and a sports roadshow. With lots of clever folk on-hand to clue you in. ‘All our activities are developed and run by Glasgow University staff and students, so there’s a huge amount of knowledge in the room,’ says McNeill. ‘While people are getting hands-on with the interactive elements, they can talk to researchers and ask tricky questions. We also blend science with arts and crafts, to make sure even little ones can get stuck in.’
Hunter Halls, University of Glasgow, Sun 19 Jun.