Big Biology Day at Stamford School last Saturday was a roaring success for all involved. We weren't entirely sure what to expect but when we got there we were amazed by the variety and quality of the stalls and activities.
|They've been swabbed!|
Kids and adults alike queued up outside in the cold to get into Mike Leahy's fantastic Big Red Zoo Bus, and were then greeted with tea, coffee and a large table laden with cakes before they headed inside to test their sense of smell, make a DNA bracelet, dissect owl pellets, test how quickly their brains adapt...
|Holly and Heather|
We were kept really busy, despite the stiff competition, so we were glad to have help from two new roadies. The swabbing was very popular - even the mayor of Stamford wanted to try, so we can add a mayor's chain of office to our collection of microbial growth. The day's swab plates are on view here.
|The Mayor and Mayoress of Stamford|
test their sense of smell
It was really good to set up the 'Sex & Bugs' stall in a completely different setting and see how well it worked in a school (and without our trusty companions, The Bees).
|Swabbing the Mayor's chain of office|
So our festival year 2013 ended as we unpacked the van (in the dark) for the last time. It has been a pretty amazing experience.
This may have been our last event, but it won't be the last you hear from us!
|Roadie for a day:|
Dr Eichhorn gets into the poogame
|Karen and Heather|