The Festival of Science and Curiosity

15 Feb Various Various libraries
Taking science out of the lab and into our communities for a whole week

 

The Festival of Science and Curiosity returns for a whole week from 15 to 22 February.

Join in the fun with the below free half term activities at Nottingham Libraries 🚀🚀

Science Family Fun Day, Saturday 15 at Nottingham Central Library, 10am to 3pm. Science Family Fun Day with loads of hands-on activities including: Wonders of the Microscopic World with the University of Nottingham | Maths Games with the University of Nottingham | Lego workshops with the Operational Research Society |  Exploring Malaria with the University of Nottingham | Animal Extinction game and DNA extraction with Frozen Ark | DNA modification with Exonate DNA | Creative Engineering with Nottingham Trent University  | The Secret Life of Biofilms with the University of Nottingham | See what you hear with the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University | Discover how we use bacteria to create sustainable materials from the University of Nottingham

Science Family Fun Day, Monday 17 February at St Ann's Valley Library, 10am - 2pm. How do plants grow? What does an animal skeleton look like? What does a slinky sound like? Find out the answers to these questions and many, many more with lots of hands-on activities.

Science Family Fun Day, Tuesday 18 February at Aspley Library 10am to 2pm. How can we make plastic from sugar? What does the DNA of a stawberry look like? What can we build from lego? Find out the answers to these questions and many more through lots of hands-on activities.

Science Family Fun Day, Wednesday 19 February at Hyson Green Library, 10am to 2pm. How can we use computer games to train horses? How does electricity conduct around our bodies? What do germs look like on our hands? Find out the answers to these questions and many more with hands-on activities at your local library!

How the Borks Became - An Adventure in Evolution, Monday 17 February, 2pm to 3pm. Join author Jonathan Emmett for an entertaining blend of science and storytelling and discover how the Borks evolved from blue, smooth-furred and short to yellow, shaggy-furred and tall. Sesison is free but spaces are limited. To book your free tickets click here.

 Adult Library Talk. Thursday 20 February, Sherwood Library  10am to 11am. Flood Resilience and blue-green infrastructure. This talk will explore how Blue-Green infrastructure (e.g. rain gardens, wetlands etc) can help manage flood risk while delivering a range of benefits to the environment and society. Free talk. Light refreshment included.

Full list of events can be seen here:https://nottsfosac.co.uk/events/