“The day is packed full of fun and educational activities and is a great chance to come onto campus, see our facilities and find out about what we do.”
Dr Sarah Williams, Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Staffordshire University's popular Big Biology Day returns to campus this weekend.
Now in its third year, the free family event takes place at Staffordshire University's Science Centre on Saturday 14 October, 10.30am – 4.00pm.
The mini science festival offers visitors the chance to meet experts from the university and get hands-on with a host of activities.
Budding scientists can try out skeleton digging and excavation, play detective in a mock crime-scene and learn about forensic footprints and fingerprints.
There is also a life-sized game of Operation, wildlife including birds, reptiles, bug and bees plus the Great Biology Bake-Off – a cake competition with a twist.
“The day is packed full of fun and educational activities and is a great chance to come onto campus, see our facilities and find out about what we do.” explained organiser Dr Sarah Williams.
“There really is something for everyone and we'd encourage you to bring all the family. We have had fantastic feedback from previous years and hope to see some familiar faces as well as some new ones!”
A range of partners and exhibitors will be at the event including Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Butterfly Conservation and Trentham Monkey Forest.
The day also incorporates a variety subjects from across the University including Education, Psychology, Geography, Forensic Science and Sport.
Biology Lecturer and bug expert Dr Dave Skingsley will be leading tours of the nature reserve on campus. He added: “For us, this is a fantastic opportunity to show how biology links to everything. We are all very passionate about the subject and want to share that with the public and inspire the next generation of biologists.”
Big Biology Day takes place from 10.30am - 4.00pm, Saturday 14 October 2017 at Staffordshire University’s Science Centre, Leek Rd, ST4 2DF. Free entry and free parking.
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