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Dundee Science Festival begins today

Posted onNovember 3, 2012

Dundee Science Festival begins today

Dundee Science Festival begins today

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National award for dundee baby group

Posted onJune 25, 2012

National award for dundee baby group

National award for dundee baby groupThe lady behind Dundee Science Centre’s popular Baby Sensory classes has been singled out for a national award.

Claire Puzey, who runs Baby Sensory at the Centre throughout the year, has been hailed ‘Most Outstanding Activity Leader in Scotland and Northern Ireland’ in the prestigious What’s On 4 Little Ones 2012 Junior Awards.  A record number of votes were received this year, an increase of 40%.

The next batch of classes will be held at Dundee Science Centre on Saturday 7 July and Saturday 4 August 2012.

Claire said, ““To have won this award is amazing and I feel incredibly proud. I am so grateful to all my parents that took the time to vote for me. One in every 25 babies born in Scotland attend Baby Sensory class which is a huge feat but to be the ‘one’ who was the winner of the award is just fantastic!”

Meanwhile, Alexandra Forrest, Festivals and Events Officer, Dundee Science Centre commented, “We are delighted that Claire has won this prestigious award, which she is a hugely deserving recipient of, and it makes us especially proud to host her classes at Dundee Science Centre.”

Baby Sensory classes are aimed at babies up to 13 months old.

The cost per child is £7.50, with two adults free of charge. The price includes entrance to all shows and workshops and an opportunity to explore the Centre. Advanced booking is essential – please email Claire Puzey at clairepuzey@hotmail.com or telephone 0780 300 5970.  

This exciting awards programme is now in its sixth year and celebrates the best activities, classes, volunteers and venues from throughout the UK as nominated and voted for by the experts – parents and parents-to-be. This year, the awards are bigger than ever, covering 19 different categories ranging from Best Pre/ Post Natal Activity to Best After School Club. A record 4,200 nominations have been received – 30% more than in 2011 and so this nomination is a great achievement.

National praise for Dundee baby group

Posted onApril 16, 2012

National praise for Dundee baby group

The lady behind Dundee Science Centre’s popular baby sensory classes has been nominated for a national award.

Claire Puzey, who runs Baby Sensory at the Centre throughout the year, is vying for the title of ‘Most Outstanding Activity Leader in Scotland and Northern Ireland’ in the prestigious What’s On 4 Little Ones 2012 Junior Awards.

The next batch of classes will be held at Dundee Science Centre on Saturday 5 May and Saturday 9 June, with May’s sessions revolving around rainforests. June’s events will celebrate the Jubilee.

Local fans of Claire’s classes have until 8 May to cast their vote via http://www.whatson4littleones.co.uk/award-nominations-2012.asp

Claire, who will hear if she has been successful in June said, “I think the classes help parents be the best they can be. Would-be mums get lots of help being pregnant, giving birth and so on, but then they come home and wonder what to do with this bundle! Baby Sensory gives them ideas that they can easily replicate at home but also the ‘wow factor’ of giant parachute balls, light shows and travelling ‘under the sea’, that you can only do in class!   This is the first time I have been nominated for something like this and it feels amazing! I love my job and the families that attend, and with over 130 babies spread throughout my classes it would appear that the feeling is mutual!”

Meanwhile, Alexandra Forrest, Festivals and Events Officer, Dundee Science Centre commented, “We are delighted that Claire has been nominated for this prestigious award. Claire is a very worthy nominee, whose enthusiasm always makes her Baby Sensory classes so enjoyable and popular with local parents and babies – we are very proud to host her classes at Dundee Science Centre.”

Baby Sensory classes are aimed at babies up to 13 months old.

The cost per child is £7.50, with two adults free of charge. The price includes entrance to all shows and workshops and an opportunity to explore the Centre. Advanced booking is essential – please call 01382 228800 to reserve your place, or email Alexandra.forrest@dundeesciencecentre.org.uk.

This exciting awards programme is now in its sixth year and celebrates the best activities, classes, volunteers and venues from throughout the UK as nominated and voted for by the experts – parents and parents-to-be. This year, the awards are bigger than ever, covering 19 different categories ranging from Best Pre/ Post Natal Activity to Best After School Club. A record 4,200 nominations have been received – 30% more than in 2011 and so this nomination is a great achievement.

STARGAZING IN THE COMMUNITY!

Posted onApril 10, 2012

STARGAZING IN THE COMMUNITY!

IN THE COMMUNISTARGAZING TY!

A free family stargazing event is heading to a Dundee community centre this week.

The evening event, organised by Dundee Science Centre, is being held at Douglas Community and Library Centre on Thursday 12 April 2012, from 7.30-10.30pm, with the last hour dedicated to outdoor stargazing, weather permitting.

Visitors will also enjoy the wonders of the universe through fun hands-on activities, planetarium shows and exciting demonstrations.   The outdoor element of the evening will involve an expert-guided tour of the night’s sky.

The event will be held at Douglas Community and Library Centre, Balmoral Avenue, Dundee, DD4 8SO.  There is no need to book but, for any enquiries, please telephone 01382 868609.

The event is supported by UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Royal Observatory Edinburgh and Dark Sky Discovery.

Dundee Science Centre Sensation is open daily from 10am until 5pm. For more information, telephone 01382 228800 or visitwww.sensation.org.uk

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DUNDEE SCIENCE CENTRE WELCOMES FIFERS TO FREE FESTIVAL FINALE!

Posted onMarch 17, 2012

DUNDEE SCIENCE CENTRE WELCOMES FIFERS TO FREE FESTIVAL FINALE!

DUNDEE SCIENCE CENTRE WELCOMES FIFERS TO FREE FESTIVAL FINALE!

Dundee Science Centre is opening its doors to Fifers free of charge to mark the final day of this year’s Fife Science Festival.

On Sunday 18 March, Fifers can see fun science shows, explore hands-on exhibits and games, find out how relaxed they are in the ever-popular ‘Mindball game’, and much more!

Local scientists and researchers will also be on hand to offer insights into many of Dundee Science Centre’s exhibits, and discover how science theories and techniques explained in the centre are actually used in the real world.

Dundee Science Centre, which is coordinating Fife Science Festival 2012, will be open from 10am until 5pm. Fifers should bring proof of address to take advantage of this promotion.

Through kind support from the Scottish Government, Dundee Science Centre is offering a transport funding scheme for group visits to the Science Centre for the free family fun day. Organised groups which are socially or economically deprived or from remote communities are eligible to apply for the funding, which is limited and will be secured on a first-come, first-serve basis by contacting Dundee Science Centre

With exciting and inspirational activities heading to venues as diverse as a castle, shopping centre, café and schools, Fife Science Festival 2012 runs from Friday 9 through to Sunday 18 March and is coordinated by Dundee Science Centre.

For the first time in its history, Fife Science Festival has been extended to Dunfermline, with other events heading to St Andrews, Buckhaven, Burntisland, Glenrothes, Tayport and Kirkcaldy.

Funded by The Scottish Government, The Edina Trust and Podium (the Further and Higher Education Unit for the 2012 Games), the festival will involve a diverse range of free events for schools and the general public.

Running in parallel with National Science and Engineering Week, Dundee Science Centre will work alongside Fife Council, the University of St Andrews including Museum of University of St Andrews (MUSA), Adam Smith College, Carnegie College, Fife Coast Countryside Trust, Historic Scotland, The Hydrogen Office, Museum of Communication, Mercat Shopping Centre, Kirkcaldy and Kingsgate Shopping Centre, Dunfermline.

For more information on Fife Science Festival in general, please contact Alexandra Forrest, Festivals and Events Officer, Dundee Science Centre on 01382 228800 or visit www.fifesciencefestival.org.uk.

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Family Fun Day at Dundee Science Centre

Posted onNovember 1, 2011

Family Fun Day at Dundee Science Centre

Family Fun Day at Dundee Science Centre

The fun and excitement of science will be firmly under the spotlight this weekend (Sunday 30 October 2011), as Dundee Science Centre opens its doors to the public free of charge.

As part of Dundee Science Festival, which kicks off on Saturday 29 October, a free family fun day will be held from 10am until 3pm. A similar event will be held on Sunday 13 November, the final day of the fortnight-long celebration.

As well as exciting shows, hands-on workshops and interactive exhibits, visitors can enjoy a range of special activities with local scientists. Experts from the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews will be on hand, alongside those from Dundee Cancer Centre, with exhibits revolving around everything from the Sun and the oceans, to cancer prevention.

Alexandra Forrest, Festivals and Events Officers at Dundee Science Centre said, “Sunday will be a fantastic opportunity for locals, and those visiting Dundee, to explore the many exciting and relevant discoveries being made in this area, as well as enjoying the many activities within Dundee Science Centre itself”.

Now in its third year, Dundee Science Festival (Saturday 29 October – Sunday 13 November 2011) is set to explore the fun, excitement and relevance of science to all, with over 60 events,  twice as many as last year, more partners and a diverse range of over 25 venues.


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