Botany, Bugs and Biodiversity

From moths and trees to camouflage, a special event will highlight the wonders of biodiversity in Dundee this weekend.


During what will be the first in an exciting and varied programme of ‘Meet the Expert’ events at Dundee Science Centre this year, ‘Botany, Bugs, and Biodiversity’, on Saturday 9 January 2016, will bring together a host of local experts, with an array of hands-on activities and fun workshops.

Visitors can investigate the mimicking skills of moths, branch out their tree knowledge and discover the diversity on offer within Dundee and beyond.

Experts will include University of Dundee STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Ambassador Laura Jeacock, who will deliver a minibeast workshop and Geoff Squire from the James Hutton Institute who, along with colleagues, will take a closer look at life under the microscope and declining biodiversity on a local scale.

Activities will run regularly between 11am and 3pm and are included as part of normal admission to Dundee Science Centre.

Rebecca Erskine, Exhibition and Community Engagement Manager said, “We are part of a living planet that plays host to a range of plants, animals, and more besides. Join us at Dundee Science Centre this weekend where we will discover more about the amazing variety of living things we see around us. A number of exciting drop-in activities will give you a chance to learn why moths are mimics, explore some fascinating facts about trees and discover some of the diversity we can find here in Dundee and the surrounding areas.”

‘Meet the Expert’ events are planned for the second Saturday of each month throughout 2016 – please check the Dundee Science Centre website for upcoming events –   Dundee Science Centre is open daily from 10am-5pm. For further information, please telephone 01382 228800 or visit the website.


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