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Caithness International Science Festival 2016

13th February 2016

Photograph of Caithness International Science Festival 2016

The 2016 Festival will get off to a flying start with a busy evening of shows, workshops and prize-giving at the Festival Launch at Pulteneytown Academy School on Tuesday 15th March at 6,30pm. This is where the pupils that won the design competition will be awarded their prizes that were kindly donated by Tesco, Wick.

There will be shows by the science presenters who are visiting local schools during the week. Including James Sopers Blast off - The race to space, Animal Magic will be returning again with a variety of critters including a 7ft python. There will be hands-on activities to drop-in and try, including: the Bloodhound Supersonic Car projects stand and balloon car challenge; the IETs TechNoKids table-top demonstrations plus many more.

On Wednseday 16th March 2016 at Wick High School there will be an exciting presentation from Matthew Tosh. Watch as he unreels the physics, chemistry, engineering and workings behind professional firework displays around the world.

On Friday 18th March the Whale and Dolphin Conservation are doing a whale watch at 10am - 12pm followed by a fun and educational workshop at Tesco Wick Community room.

Finally on Saturday 19th March at the Assembly Rooms we will be hosting a Science Family Fun Day which will start at 12 noon and finish around 4.30pm. An action-packed afternoon of science shows and hands-on science activities.

For all ages. Including: Dynamic Earth; the Bloodhound Supersonic Car project, KP (Kelvin Probe) Technology and other local technology companies; TechNoKids, IET; Caithness Astronomy Group; Sphere Science; Baseline Research Ltd, Caithness Countryside Rangers; the Whale and Dolphin Conservation and much more.

James Soper will be attending the Family Fun Day again this year with a fun and exciting show that will be offered at various times through out the day.

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