Media Release: Inverness Science Festival is back with a bang!

Inverness Science Festival Robot

INVERNESS Science Festival 2017 kicks off later this month – with a range of free events around the city.

The two week programme includes a periodic table trail at the Victorian Market, 3D printing sessions at Inverness Library and a Lego hide and seek mission at Tiso with a chance to win a Science Festival hamper.

A free family day will take place at Inverness Leisure on Saturday 29 April. Adults and kids alike can get involved with a variety of activities, such as racing balloon cars, crafting a T-rex finger puppet, learning about astronomy and making giant bubbles.

The festival also features a public lecture series, with talks on the forensics of crime scenes, reducing energy consumption in the home and the dolphins of the Moray Firth.

A series of school events will run alongside the public programme. Pupils will have the opportunity to learn about the human body, have a go at ethical hacking with the help of cyber security experts and learn how to code robots.

Inverness Science Festival is organised by the science, technology, engineering and maths team at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Speaking about the event, Mairi Stewart, creativity in engineering, science and technology (CREST) programme coordinator, said: “We are delighted to announce the 2017 Inverness Science Festival. There is a range of activities for all ages and interests. We hope this will be an opportunity for everybody to experience the excitement around science in the Highlands at the moment!”

Inverness Science Festival 2017 takes place in venues around Inverness from Friday 28 April to Saturday 13 May.

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