Edinburgh Science Festival: Things to do if you’re not in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Science Festival, Europe’s largest public celebration of science and technology, is in full swing. Ending Sunday 11 July, the Festival is delivering a host of inspirational live experiences, including Foraging Fimmakers, Women in STEM Street Art and Stranger than Fiction. Not only that, if you’re a registered teacher, you’re entitled to tons of Edinburgh Science Festival events for £5 or less with #SciFive Teachers.

But what if you’re not based in Edinburgh?

Do not fear. There is still plenty you can do. The Festival has over 160 online events and experiences for all ages, including exhibitions, presenter-led workshops, science shows, discussions and downloadable family activities.

Activities for young adults

Firstly, there are lots of interactive activities aimed specifically at adults and young people.

“Join in with Stranger Than Fiction – a panel game with a difference, where your team has to sort the surprising facts from ridiculous fiction. Take part in the ultimate zoom quiz UniverSILLY Challenged Quiz, and enjoy a night of laughter with one-of-a-kind virtual cabaret with ECOmedy Night. If food is more your thing, enjoy Cheeseology at Home and learn the science behind cheese as you taste some of the finest cheeses around – don’t forget to order your cheese pack in advance.”

Teacher support and resources

Edinburgh Science Learning, which is part of the Edinburgh Science Festival offering, also has a range of resources and support for teachers: https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/teacher-support-and-resources

Careers Hive

And then there’s Careers Hive, which you can access here: https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/careershive

“Careers Hive is an immersive careers education event designed to give students between the ages of 11-14 a new way to think about their futures. It highlights the opportunities available to those who study STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), as well as the cross-disciplinary skills and subjects that can support and enhance STEM careers.”

For those older than 14, you might want to investigate possible job opportunities and work placements with Edinburgh Science: https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/jobs

Edinburgh Science is the educational charity that delivers the Edinburgh Science Festival.

A virtual Edinburgh Science Festival

All in all, there are of plenty of virtual activities for you to get involved in. Start by visiting the Edinburgh Science Festival website: https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/