Budding biologists have fun in the park

Big Biology Day Scotland
Big Biology Day Scotland

Life, the world around us and the search for extra-terrestrials were just some of the fascinating topics explored by families through hands-on activities at Big Biology Scotland on Sunday, October 12 at Mugdock Country Park.

This free event for all ages included a bug hunt, sun spotting, rocket making and bird ringing.

Budding biologists got the chance to make crafty critters and DNA bracelets and learn more about health with ‘bacteria combat’ and ‘meet a GP’.

The theatre hosted films and talks from ‘Meet the Scientist’ and the Cosmic Way Roadshow explored the origins of life in the stars. There was also a free family quiz with a hint of science and great prizes!

To celebrate National Fungus Day, which was on the same day, Mugdock park rangers ran a Fungi Foray.

Jaw Brew and Battlefield Bakery were on hand all day to show how yeast fungus is vital to brewing beer and baking bread.

Dr Mark Downs, chief executive of the Society of Biology, said: “Biology affects us all - biological research has helped provide food, medicines, vaccinations, and much more. We organised Biology Week to share our fascination with the world around us.”

For more information visit: https://www.societyofbiology.org