Family STEM Club

On Tuesday 12th of March, we headed along to the family STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) club at Banavie primary school. Invited along by the Highland Primary science development officer, and Lochaber Geopark director, Emily Brown, the session was on natural hazards. After an introduction about the Geopark and careers in geology, it was time to get messy!

There were four different stations based on natural hazards: make a seismograph to detect earthquakes, build an erupting volcano, protect the public from tsunamis and work out the stability of a changing slope. The children had to think about communicating science to their family members: the kids were science experts and the parents became members of the public.

We had a great time at the club. Thank you to all those who came along, Banavie for the facilities and Emily for inviting us.