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Highland Outreach

Since 2019, Aberdeen Science Centre has given communities in the Highlands and Islands the chance to be involved with up to date and exciting science. Working with partners, such as High Life Highland’s libraries service, the Ranger service and Men’s Sheds, we have delivered workshops on the how the brain works, mental health and sports science in  Gairloch, Dingwall, Achiltibuie, Ullapool, Portree and Lochinver. As Covid19 restrictions ease, we look forward to extending our range of activities to include library family fun days and other gatherings right across the Highlands and Islands.

Listen out for ASC2U Marine Habitats Radio Programme, broadcasting on Two Lochs Radio on 101.8, 106 and 106.6FM in Wester Ross or listen online This is the first in a series of quarterly radio programmes discovering how the science behind some of Aberdeen Science Centre’s new exhibits is relevant to careers, current research, and communities in the Highlands. Featuring the Centre’s Giant Habitat Jigsaw, learn from Naturescot about habitat mapping using space satellites. Seaweed expert Ailsa Maclellan chats about species found on the shores of Loch broom and the importance of maerl and sea grass for blue carbon storage. Also find out about current research into marine derived medicines and nature solutions from our STEM Ambassador Sylvia Soldatou. For more about …..

Habitat mapping visit Habitat Map of Scotland | NatureScot

Community Seaweed Survey

Marine careers





STEM Ambassadors

STEM Ambassadors are volunteers with a passion for STEM  (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) who want to inspire young people to pursue STEM subjects and careers.

We co-ordinate the North Scotland STEM Ambassador Hub.  We give you guidance on how STEM Ambassadors can support you and help you to request them.

Check out the STEM Ambassador Hub page or contact the team directly.

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