Popular Devon Science Festival still goes ahead this year...online

PUBLISHED: 14:44 23 September 2020

There will still be the chance to take part in experiments as part of the festival...but online only. Photo: Kyle Baker Photography

There will still be the chance to take part in experiments as part of the festival...but online only. Photo: Kyle Baker Photography

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Organisers of Sidmouth’s popular Science Festival are taking the event online to beat Covid restrictions

Popular event Sidmouth Science Festival will be online only this year. Photo: Kyle Baker PhotographyPopular event Sidmouth Science Festival will be online only this year. Photo: Kyle Baker Photography

This year the 2020 Sidmouth Science Festival from the comfort of your own home.

As organisers are unable to put on the usual packed programme of hands-on activities, talks, walks and events they have moved what they can online.

They have daily talks on a number of different subjects: swifts, the Sidmouth Fatberg, power electronics, engineering to conserve the SS Great Britain, Cape Farewell, survival at the limits; from mountains to intensive care medicine, and the science of swimming.

Discover new facts and experiments by logging on to the Sidmouth Science Festival this year. Photo: Kyle Baker PhotographyDiscover new facts and experiments by logging on to the Sidmouth Science Festival this year. Photo: Kyle Baker Photography

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There is a Citizen Science project to join in with, which involves observing gull behaviour and two competitions for all ages: build a rubber band car and create a Fantasy Jurassic Park.

These events are all free and some are online already. The talks run from Friday 9 to Sunday 18 October.

Check out our website for all the details and instructions of how to join the talks. You will need to register with Eventbrite on the website for each talk, then you will be sent the Zoom links: sidmouthsciencefestival.org or have a look at the Facebook page for all the latest updates.

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