Brighton Science Festival

FREE Discovery Day: The Wonder Women of STEM

Saturday 16 February 2019

10.30am - 4.00pm

Booth Museum
194 Dyke Road,
Brighton, BN1 5AA
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Celebrate International Day for Women and Girls in Science at our family friendly discovery day.

Get hands-on with activities led by local women in STEM and find out who their unsung heros are. Meet Mary Anning and discover fossils on our handling table, follow in the footsteps of Rosalind Franklin in our DNA workshop, look closely under the microscope with Brighton Bird Group and learn about local marine life with Sussex Wildlife Trust.



Meet Mary Anning

Meet Mary Anning to discover how she found her incredible fossils on the Jurassic Coast and investigate REAL fossils with her Assistant Geologist

Our Living Seas

Handle real marine objects from the Booth Museum collections and investigate UK Sea life with a fun activity with Sussex Wildlife Trust

Rap ‘N’ Rhymers – 11am-12pm

Brilliant performances of original poetry inspired by the Booth Collections, written and performed by young writers of the ‘Rap’n’Rhymers’ clubs at Hertford Junior School and Carden Primary School and hosted by local poet and teacher, Kay Walton

DNA pendent workshop – (afternoon only)

Learn how to extract DNA like Rosalind Franklin  and keep it in your very own pendant to take home*

Feathers under the microscope

Find out about the women who started the RSPB and discover how birds fly by investigating feathers under the microscope

*This activity had limited spaces available, but there will be lots other drop-in activities throughout the day


Saturday 16 February

10.30am – 4.00pm

All Ages