Glasgow Science Centre is inviting everyone to come along to its first digital science festival, Curious About Our Planet, taking place 18 – 20 February, which aims to celebrate the wonders of our planet and the science of climate change.

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Curious About Our Planet is the online version of Curiosity Live, a regular science engagement event that has been held at Glasgow Science Centre (GSC) for the past few years which showcases the latest research and innovation happening across Scotland and the UK.  Curiosity Live hosted a huge array of different STEM professionals within its science mall where schools, communities and the public could directly engage with current scientific research, inspiring them to discover and get involved with science. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this event has now evolved into an online festival for the first time, Curious About Our Planet.

Dr Stephen Breslin, chief executive of Glasgow Science Centre, said: “We’re excited to be launching our first digital science festival following the success of GSCAtHome and our online Halloween and Christmas shows.

“Climate change will have an impact on everyone and Curious About Our Planet invites us to explore the science of it as well as reminding us of the beauty of our planet, all from the safety and comfort of home”.

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Curious About Our Planet has an interesting and diverse line up of events on offer, from going behind the scenes at Edinburgh Zoo, attending live talks, taking in an art exhibition, attending a UK film premiere, live music to learning how to make sustainable cocktails and more.

Some of the festival contributors include Heather Reid, WWF Scotland, Royal Zoological Society for Scotland (RZSS), Zero Waste Scotland, Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), National Environment Research Council (NERC), The Conservation Volunteers, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Renfrewshire Council and many more.

Curious About Our Planet is a free event but registration may be required for some events. The festival is being delivered with support from the Inspiring Science Fund provided by Wellcome, UKRI and BEIS. It is also part of Our World Our Impact, Glasgow Science Centre’s climate change programme which is in partnership with the Scottish Government.

To find out more about the full festival programme, visit https://curiousabout.glasgowsciencecentre.org/

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