Bang Goes The Borders

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Description: Bang Goes The Borders is a science festival which has run in Melrose since 2010. Around 30 different workshops, activities and talks take place on a single day; everything is completely free and aimed at families. Most of the kids who attend are 5-13 years old.

Target Audience: Most of the kids who attend are 5-13 years old.

[custom_frame_right]Bang Goes the Borders 1[/custom_frame_right]Who Gets Involved: We’re looking for exciting research and engaging scientists to inspire families – students, academics, teachers and school kids present every year and we are always keen to add to our programme. A key aim of the event is to connect children with researchers working at the cutting-edge of their disciplines, to improve their awareness of science and its role in society.

What Could You Do? Workshops, demonstrations and engaging talks all have a place in our programme and we are keen to give early career researchers a platform to development their public engagement experience. Everyone involved is supported by a festival volunteer, so it’s a great place to start developing your science communication skills.

Timescale: Bang Goes The Borders’ 2015 event was held on September 19th at St Mary’s School in Melrose.

To Find Out More: Visit http://www.bgtb.org.uk/. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BangGoesTheBorders.