Science in the Park

Usually falling in early March, British Science Week is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths across the UK, organised by the National British Science Association. As part of this national event, the local branch of the BSA organises “Science in the Park” at Wollaton Park, Nottingham. 

This annual fun day usually attracts at least 4000 people, is free to enter and allows the whole family to enjoy interactive activities and live demonstrations from all branches of Science. 

Science in the Park 2019

Science in the Park 2019

SBRC has been a regular contributor to the event and has manned a stand every year since 2016, enabling the local people to meet real scientists and understand some of the work going on in the Centre as well as allowing young people to become engaged with Science.

Regular stand activities include:-

  • making plasticine models of microbes, to get over the idea that not all microbes are bad
  • our ever popular model anaerobic cabinet where children can wear a lab coat and goggles and imagine what it is like to be a real Scientist.  

In 2018, our resident cuprividus necator 'Cooper' was introduced to the public. Cooper was made by our very own Dr Pippa Strong and was a hit with everyone.


Science in the Park 2019


Cooper at Science in the Park 2018



Science in the Park 2017


Science in the Park 2016





Science In The Park 2020