Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2012

I was at the launch of the Edinburgh International Science Festival today. The programme looks brilliant with some expansion of the adult programme compared to previous years. Here's just a taste of the environmentally related events that are coming up:

Children and Family Events


Sustainable Sea Fish - Thursday 5 April 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm. (£3)


Shearwater, Seabirds, Stories, Songs and Science - a musical and storytelling exploration of the manx shearwater. Friday 6 April 2pm (£4)

Eating on the Wild Side - a beginner's guide to foraging - Saturday 7 April 11am, 12.30pm, 2pm, 3.30pm



Street Science - the street science team (demonstrating their show at the launch, above!) will be out and about during the festival at locations across Edinburgh.

Adult Programme

Emergency 2012 - is climate change even more of a threat than we thought? Tuesday 3 April, 5.30pm. (£10 / £8)

Catalytic Clothing - clothes that can purify air! Wednesday 4 April, 5.30pm. (£8/£6)

On Extinction - an evening of poetry, reflection and conversation about extinctions of cultures, languages and species. Wednesday 4 April. 5.30pm. (£10/£8).

The Secret Life of Scottish Seals - Wednesday 4 April. 5.30pm (£10/£7.50).

The Case for Young People and Nature - Edinburgh Medal Address. Tuesday 10 April 7pm (£10/£8).

Our Climate Future - Wednesday 11 April 8pm. (£8/£6).

Fixing the Planet - How can we solve the climate crisis? Thursday 12 April 5.30pm. (£8/£6)

Biofuels: An Ethical Solution? Saturday 14 April 3.30pm. (£8/£6)

For more information about any of these events or the many others that are taking place, please see the Festival programme here. There are comedy shows, film screenings, a strand of events on food and one on movement, dance and sport. You'll notice, just from the listing above for 5.30pm, 4 April that sometimes you'll be spoilt for choice so book your tickets early!

Blurofwoodsmoke also blogged (in more detail!) about the launch, you can read her post here.

7 comments:

the cuby poet said...

Wow you lucky thing, how will you decide what to go to. If I was a little nearer I would go to On Extinction. One of my favourite contemporary poets is Kenneth Steven now in Aberfeldy I wonder if he will be there. Enjoy whatever you chose.

Ms Sparrow said...

What a lot of choices. Enjoy yourself!

Christina said...

I am always amazed at the ideas people think up especially children and a science festival sounds pretty cool!

Gabrielle Bryden said...

Sounds wonderful :) and makes science fun and accessible to people.

Carol Steel 5050 said...

Sounds fascinating!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Will there be a good sized crowd?

Crafty Green Poet said...

Cuby Poet - it will be a difficult decision!

Ms Sparrow - thanks, i will!

Christina - it is cool, always a good event!

Carol - it is!

Rabbit's Guy - most events get a large audience and the kids activity centre gets very busy!