Summary of activity:
Through a series of events during Dundee Science Festival we celebrated science with hard to reach audiences in deprived areas of Dundee. The events were designed to bring new topics to those that may not have a previous connection with the festival or science in general. By creating activities around popular subjects such as sports, forensics, robotics and astronomy we encouraged families to come together and be inspired. Events included a deaf accessible stargazing event at a local community centre with activities such as a planetarium, a show, telescope viewing and hands on workshops especially designed for hard of hearing and elderly groups. A forensic themed event allowing members of the public to meet forensic experts and police and take part in a mock crime scene and a health and fitness themed event in which families could learn more about food, nutrition and healthy living and also take part in sporting activities.