Get hands on with science at biology day in Stamford

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Big Biology Day EMN-150511-162212001

Everyone’s favourite biology day is back and this year is set to be bigger and better than ever before.

Stamford’s Big Biology Day returns to Stamford High School this Saturday, November 14, with an array of exciting activities for all of the family to get involved in, from 10am to 3pm.

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Big Biology Day EMN-150511-162228001

Following the success of last year’s event, which attracted more than 600 people, will feature even more biological fun this year.

Stamford Community Orchard will be there on the day to get people involved in the exciting activity of apple pressing, along with volunteers from Rutland Water who will engage visitors with the re-introduction of the wonderful osprey and the Exotic Pet Refuge who will bring some of its furry friends to the event.

There will also be scientists from Nottingham University, Lincoln University and the Sanger DNA sequencing centre in Cambridge, to answer all of your burning questions on the day.

There are a huge number of other activities such as making bottles into flowers, biscuits into cells and finding out what the owl ate for dinner, as well as a ‘dissection alley’ for the less fainthearted.

Organiser Anne Johnstone said: “There was so much to do at last year’s event, that many people stayed for the entire day and others commented that if they had realised how many activities there would be, they would have come earlier.”

If you would like any further information on this event, please contact the organiser, Anne Johnstone via e-mail at

The event itself will be held in the school hall at Stamford High School, accessible via the lane at the back of the school.