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If you would like to plan an event involving geological activities, please get in touch with our Geology Project Officer. 

Last updated: Monday 28th April 2014

Scottish Geoparks Open Day at Our Dynamic Earth: Wednesday 7th May 2014

Scotlands Rocks - A Global Story

Join Scotland's three Geoparks as they bring an incredible 3 billion year story to life! Find out what makes the Geoparks so special with short films and information about these remote and wild regions.  Enjoy 'hands-on' activities that are fun for all the family. You can mould your own fossils, explore our rock collection with a digital microscope, and even make your own chocolate world and eat it! View the British Geological Survey 3D geological model of Assynt and find out all about Scotland's Time Lords James Hutton and Arthur Holmes with the Our Dynamic Earth education team. We can entertain you for a hour or help you plan your next Geopark holiday - there really is something for everyone...

Location: Our Dynamic Earth, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AS

Time: 10am - 5pm (last admissions 4.30pm)

Cost: Free

Event Partners: Geopark Shetland, North West Highlands Geopark, Lochaber Geopark, Our Dynamic Earth, Heritage Lottery FundScottish Geodiversity Forum, Homecoming Scotland



Shetland Nature Festival: 5th - 11th July 2014

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Have a wild time!

Join us at the seventh annual Shetland Nature Festival to explore Shetland's incredible natural environment! The full programme is now available online and booking will be open from Thursday 1st May. This year the Festival will be joined by Our Dynamic Earth and the Clipperton Project.

Our Dynamic Earth is an environmental science centre based in Edinburgh. Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, a new outreach program has been developed to reach communities across Scotland. Through interactive family activities Dynamic Earth aims to engage people in Scotland’s fascinating geological heritage by telling the stories of the great minds who have contributed to our understanding of the Earth.

The Clipperton Project uses notions of exploration, journey and discovery to inspire and empower members of the public.  Engaging with diverse ideas and disciplines in creative and inclusive ways, we can positively address the challenging issues of our times!

Location: Shetland Wide

Time: See full programme  for details

Cost: See full programme  for details

Event Partners: Shetland Amenity Trust, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Scottish Natural Heritage and Shetland Arts Development Agency 

The Shetland Nature Festival is run in partnership with European Geoparks Week. This Europe-wide festival is aimed at raising public awareness of geo-conservation and promotion of geological heritage.