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Animates Amazing Animals

Animates

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

Have you ever wondered why lizards have three eyes and how you can help the planets most endangered species? Then come along to visit the Animates crew where we will introduce you to our live animal guests and seized HMRC items, many of which belong to some of the worlds’ most endangered species.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Soft Matter in Action

Soft Matter Physics Group University of Edinburgh

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Come and explore the weird and wonderful properties of soft matter and complex fluids with researchers from the University of Edinburgh. Play with corn starch, make your own jelly capsules and explore the physics of food.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Wild About East Lothian

East Lothian Countryside Ranger Service

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Come along and try your hand at identifying our mystery objects and learn about the flora and fauna (plants & animals) that call East Lothian home.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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FitLab Exhibits Drop-in

Glasgow Science Centre

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

This pulse-raising interdisciplinary experience will allow the exploration of endurance, strength, agility, speed and coordination through a range of zoned exhibits.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Marine Conservation Society

Marine Conservation Society

Suitable for 4 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

The Marine Conservation Society is the UK charity dedicated to protecting our seas, shores and wildlife. We want UK seas to be abundant in marine life and fish stocks, where beaches and bathing waters are pollution free.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Energy from Wind

Community Windpower Ltd

Suitable for 4 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Learn how energy is captured from the wind and design your own turbine.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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How to BeGreen!

BeGreen Dunbar

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Find out how you can save energy and generate your own energy- at home!

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Slime labs

Experimental

Suitable for 4 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Drop-in sessions where kids (and big kids) can make slime and bouncy balls.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Keeping your Drinking Water Safe

Drinking Water Quality Regulator / Scottish Water

Suitable for 8 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Find out more about how drinking water is treated to make sure that it is safe for everyone to drink.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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SCI-FUN Roadshow

SCI-FUN Roadshow, University of Edinburgh

Suitable for 7 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Bleachingfield Community Centre)

Explore the University of Edinburgh’s mobile science centre, featuring over fifty incredible interactive activities. You can control lightning, see a hole in your hand, solve a crime, become part of a human circuit, relax in a spinning chair, and lots more…
Pop in for a moment, stay for hours!
Experience the SCI-FUN interactive exhibits on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March, 10am - 5pm.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Make it Molecular

Science@Cwaben

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

Build your own models of everyday molecules. Have your picture taken with your molecule and have a permanent reminder.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Do you have lots of puff?! Take a big deep breath and find out

Asthma UK Centre for Applied Research

Suitable for 4 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Come and find out how much puff you have - and compare with your family and friends. Blow into our peak flow meter and see how much air is in your lungs.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Light Chemistry

School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

Join us in celebrating the International Year of Light, discover why light is so important for chemistry and everyday technologies.

Make a rainbow, check out some colourful chemical reactions and take part in our pin-hole camera competition!

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Archaeo-science!

ELC Archaeology Service

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

This year the archaeoscientists are looking at Burials, Bones and Botany! See what secrets can be discovered from graves and what soils can tell us about ancient diets. Also Ötzi the Iceman- back for 2015! With ELC Archaeology Service, Rubicon Heritage, Archaeology Scotland & Addyman Archaeology.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Chicks and Eggs

East Links Family Park

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

East Links will be describing the different
stages of incubation and growth within chickens. Chicks will be visiting too!

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Make rapeseed oil using a hand press

Cooks Desire

Suitable for 4 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Can you produce rapeseeds oil using a hand press? How is sea salt created from sea water? What are bio fuels? How is cattle feed made from waste? Come and find out.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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East Coast FM

East Coast FM

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Assembly Hall)

East Coast 107.6FM will be broadcasting live from Dunbar SciFest! Can be heard on 107.6FM and on Tunein Radio Phone app as well as their website www.eastcoastfm.co.uk

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Steam Traction Engine mini exhibition

John Gray Centre

Suitable for 7 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Haddington Library)

An example of an early 20th Century model steam traction engine made by a local firm based in Haddington will be displayed.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Fantastic Flying Machines

National Museum of Flight and National War Museum

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Find out how things fly before making something that flies for yourself.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Fantastic Flying Clothing

National Museum of Flight and National War Museum

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Find out how pilots kept warm, communicated and coped in the cold cockpits of the First and Second World Wars.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Police Scotland

Police Scotland

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Foyer)

Police Scotland are providing information on how to use a Cash Machine safely and securely and to test your car braking reaction time.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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The Caravan Obscura

Photolab Projects

Suitable for 5 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Playground)

The Caravan Obscura uses mirrors and lenses to project the landscape outside onto the ceiling of the caravan. Join the "upside down box" activity where people put specially designed boxes over their heads to see upside down and try walking around a circuit.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Meet your local car club

Co-wheels East Lothian

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Playground)

Come and see our electric vehicle parked by the school.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:30 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:30 All Day
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The Earth's magnetic personality

British Geological Survey

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Come along and find out about magnets, magnetism and the deep interior of the Earth. Why is it important for all of us, how are you using it every day and what will happen when the poles reverse. Something's happening to magnetic north in Great Britain - come and find out what it is!

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Spectacular science in a shopping trolley!

Craig & Nic’s Supermarket Science Spree!

Suitable for 5 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Enjoy and engage in science busking demos using everyday staples found in kitchens everywhere. Get messy celebrating Scottish Year of Food & Drink and the Year of Soil and find out more about the produce and soils of East Lothian.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Dunbar Grammar School Pupils' Display of Work and how to test the soil

Dunbar Grammar School

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

The Dunbar Grammar School pupils have brought along some of their work. See work from S1, S2 and senior students. It is the International Year of Soil – come and try an experiment to show how soil can be tested to see if plants, flowers or crops can grow in it.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Early Bird Event for children with autism and their families on Sunday 8 March at 9am

Dunbar SciFest, SCI-FUN and Steps to Inclusion

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Bleachingfield Community Centre)

An Early Bird event for children with ASC will have exclusive access to experience the SCI-FUN interactive exhibits on Sunday 8 March, 9-10am.

There are over 50 interactive activities. You can control lighting, see a hole in your hand, solve a crime, become part of a human circuit, relax in a spinning chair, and lots more.

FREE EVENT

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

08-MAR-2015, 09:00 60 minutes
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Dunbar Businesses at SciFest

Dunbar Traders Association

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue SciFest Cafe)

Dunbar Trades’ Association brings a flavour of the town’s businesses and facilities to Dunbar SciFest. Dunbar Trades’ Association has been in operation since 1942 and is one of the oldest surviving associations in the local area. The Association seeks to improve the local area and promote economic activity.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Torness Power Station Mobile Visitor Centre

EDF Energy Torness Power Station

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

The mobile visitor centre is designed to capture the imagination of children and adults alike with hands-on displays and to learn about how Torness generate electricity for over 2 million homes.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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BodyWorks On Tour Busking

Glasgow Science Centre

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Playground)

Our BodyWorks On Tour team will roam amongst the crowd and amaze you with exciting and interactive health and wellbeing demos. Become immersed in some fascinating science; measure your heart rate and grip strength and test your balance and co-ordination. With all these fun and active busking activities and more you can experiment, engage and enjoy learning about how your BodyWorks.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Geology and Geoconservation

Lothian & Borders Geoconservation

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Selection of geological leaflets for taking away: particularly Barns Ness, Dunbar Harbour, Traprain Law and North Berwick Volcanoes

Table-top activities: such as fossil rubbing table and cards, plate tectonic jigsaw and sheets

Display of Posters: such as Barns Ness, East Lothian, etc.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Where does our food go?

Queen Margaret University

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Your opportunity to follow food through our bodies, chew up food, churn in the stomach, then on to the intestines and beyond!

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Strange X-Rays

Queen Margaret University

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Our Radiography students have put together a collection of different X-Rays, come and see how many you can guess?

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Rockpool Adventure

Royal HaskoningDHV and Heriot Watt University

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

New for 2015 explore a new, very special rockpool environment tank... full of amazing, live marine creatures that live in the sea off Dunbar for you to touch, hold and learn about. You will be guided by Marine Biologists to discover the fascinating life on our seashores. They're wet, they're wild and very much alive!

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Love Food Hate Waste

Sustaining Dunbar - Zero Waste Dunbar

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Did you know that the collective annual food waste of Scottish households is well over half a million tonnes? That's the equivalent weight of 10 Forth Rail Bridges!! The average family in Scotland could save a whopping £470 a year by reducing our food waste. Come along and visit Zero Waste Dunbar's Love Food Hate Waste stall to pick up some delicious leftover recipes, share your tips to avoid food waste on our Tip Tree and find out the science behind how those unavoidable leftovers can be recycled to create energy.

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Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Magic Lantern Creative Crafts

The Old Print Studio

Suitable for 5 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Come and get creative, exploring light and craft, play with UV paint and black light and make some magical up cycled lanterns to bring along to the Magic Lantern evening event at Barns Ness Lighthouse. Led by Anna Davis from The Old Print Studio.

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Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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The Solar Spark

University of Edinburgh - The Solar Spark

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Marquee #2)

Find out about solar energy and electricity. Play with solar- powered toys and experiment with a
‘hand battery’.

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 30 minutes
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Bio-Discoveries

University of Edinburgh, School of Biological Sciences

Suitable for 6 years+

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Gym Hall)

Get hands-on and make some exciting discoveries under the microscope. Find out from our biologists what new things they have discovered this year about animals, plants, microorganisms, cells and much more!

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Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
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Washington Wetland Centre

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Suitable for all ages (3+)

Dunbar SciFest Weekend

(Venue Community Windpower Marquee)

Make your own wooden animal whilst finding out why conservation is cool ! Get to grips with surprising props !

Drop-In Session Date & Time

Duration

07-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day
08-MAR-2015, 10:00 All Day