Beltane Public Engagement Network

Managing Your Science Festival Drop-In

So you’ve got a beautifully designed activity, a venue, and a team to deliver it. You’re science festival-ready, right?

Almost. There is an art to running a successful drop-in activity; it also requires common sense and some health and safety know-how.Come to this workshop to get tips and guidance on:

  • How to entice people into coming to your activity instead of just walking on by
  • How to engage different ages
  • Learning from visitors (there are some knowledgeable people out there!)
  • Preparing your opening chat
  • Managing busy and quiet times
  • Working in partnership with demonstrators
  • Health and safety (with a focus on working with vulnerable groups)

This workshop will be delivered by Eureka Edinburgh.


This workshop is aimed at individuals who will shortly be doing a drop-in at Edinburgh International Science Festival (or similar). Places are available free-of-charge to staff and students from universities in Edinburgh.

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The Beltane Public Engagement Network
The Institute for Academic Development
1 Morgan Lane, Edinburgh, EH8 8FP

Phone: 0131 650 4874/4875

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