Dr Genoveva Esteban will be running her acclaimed ‘Microscope Madness’ event at the Time and Tide Initiative’s Science Fair in the Square as part of British Science Week on 21st March 2015.
Microscope Madness reveals the wondrous world of microscopic organisms to both children and adults by giving them a hands on experience in preparing slides and then using high definition microscopes to observe microscopic organisms which are found in Christchurch Harbour.
This activity aims to inspire and develop two-way discussion between participants and Genoveva to get both children and adults talking about topics such as: the functioning of a food chain – from microbes, to the fish we eat; the human impact on the aquatic environment – e.g. pollution of lakes and seas, and how this links with toxic algal blooms; and the role microbes play in cleaning our sewage water.
Science Fair in the Square is a free event held in Saxon Square, Christchurch on Saturday 21st March, 11am – 3pm.
Find out more about this event and the Time and Tide Initiative here.
Update 24th March 2015:
Saturday’s Fair in Saxon Square was a huge success with nearly 600 people passing through the Christchurch Community Partnership Marquee!
Read the full write up over on the Time and Tide blog here and make sure you don’t miss out on their next event – a brand new storytelling performance piece inspired by the strange tides of Christchurch Harbour, at Ye Olde George Inn, on the 30th April 2015.