Schedule for the day – Friday, August 17 2018

What's on?

Time Activity
12:30

THE WEIRD WAYS OF APHIDS
Professor Chris Bass is an expert on all things insects. He will be talking about the bizarre and remarkable life cycle of aphids and how that makes them one of the most feared crop pests.

13:30

THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE LAND CRAB
Dr Nicola Weber is an ecologist and she will be talking about the unusual land crabs she has studied, who can live for more than 40 years on land with almost no water but have to make an annual trek to the sea to release their eggs.

14:30

WEIRD WAVES FROM SPACE
Dr Ian Ashton is a lecturer in renewable energy. He will be showing us some weird and amazing images from space using infrared cameras and drone technology.

15:30

WEIRD AND WOBBLY JELLYFISH
Dr Victoria Hobson is a marine conservation scientist and she will be talking about the strange and diverse range of jellyfish that can be found in our oceans, such as one that looks like a fried egg!

Interactive zones run by our experts

Bone zone: Discover skulls and skeletons, find out how limbs work and attempt the skeleton challenge.
Marine zone: Meet the weird and wonderful rocky-shore inhabitants that live right here in Falmouth.
Live zone: Get up close and personal with wild animals! Hold a cockroach and meet the other bugs and beasties that we study in our labs and find out what barn owls eat by dissecting their pellets.
Mini beast zone: Learn to use a microscope and explore the magical mini-beasts of a garden pond.
Earth zone: Join our renewable energy engineers, geologists and miners as they explore alternatives to burning fossil fuels to meet the ever-growing energy demand of human beings and learn about the resources from the world around us that can help us do this. See the technologies in action, try them for yourself and find out how they work.
Craft zone: Get creative at our craft table with painting, colouring, mask making and face-painting, plus a free bouncy castle!
Adventure zone: Immerse yourself in the incredible adventures scientists go on all around the world, from the African plains to the deepest, darkest Bornean jungle.