Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

NERC Science Day 17th – 20th November 2017

NERC Science Day 17th – 20th November 2017

For SAGES members who wish to apply to attend this event as an Exhibitor SAGES will match fund NERC’s £1k for up to 10 SAGES members or groups of SAGES members to exhibit with a suitable ‘interactive’ exhibit – please see below for further details. We ask that you send a copy of your application form by 3rd July also if you wish to be considered for this additional SAGES funding.

NERC is offering an opportunity for researchers to run public engagement activities as part of the NERC 2017 showcase. Running from 17-20 November, the event aims to engage visitors with research of the natural world, connecting specifically to ground and underground science.
The showcase will be based at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, and will comprise of approximately 20 hands-on exhibits, talks and debate, and science buskers. Visitors will include families and young people, policy makers and NERC are also hoping to attract people who do not usually interact with science.
The NCCPE is supporting NERC in their search for activities for the showcase.

There are 2 types of activity that can be applied for:

1. Exhibitors – engaging indoor hands-on activities or live-science demonstrations at Dynamic Earth
2. Buskers– engaging outdoor demonstration or activity outside of Dynamic Earth, including busking whilst visitors are queueing, on the crag or in and around Edinburgh city centre.

To find out more about what NERC is looking for, and to apply to get involved, please download the application guidelines.
Please note you can apply as an individual or as a team, but you need to be available for both the event (17-20 November for exhibitors; 17 and 20 for buskers) and the exhibitors’ workshop on the 18th July in Edinburgh.
Ready to apply? Then please complete our application form.

Application deadline: Monday 3rd July

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