Edinburgh Research Explorer

Organiser : Edinburgh International Science Festival

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Festival/Exhibition


8 Apr 20189 Apr 2018


An exhibition as part of the EISF presenting a range of Arctic research themes, aimed at all ages and including hands on activities and demonstrations. A team of 9 scientists were involved in delivering the event and meeting the public.

In total 1,627 visitors were admitted to Our Dynamic Earth across the two days. Dynamic Earth in-house audience engagement research suggests that around 60% of day entry visitors engage with the additional activities available, so we directly engaged with roughly 975 people over the event.

We received the following feedback from the ODE Science Engagement Officer:

"I just wanted to pass on a massive ‘thank you’ to you both and all of your amazing team who contributed to the Meet the Polar Scientist Programme at Dynamic Earth as part of the 2018 Edinburgh International Science Festival. This was a fantastic opportunity for us to work together to inspire and engage our audiences with Polar science, and broaden their horizons on the range of scientific research underway at Earth’s Poles shaped by researchers right here in Edinburgh. As you know, one of the priorities for us as a science and discovery centre is to act as a platform for the research community to share their work and connect with public audiences, so thank you ever so much for supporting us on our mission to and engage and inspire everyone with an understanding of how the Earth works.

The activities you have developed and deliver are such a big hit with audiences of all ages and backgrounds and there was truly something for everyone to engage and connect with across the two days. I thought there was perfect pitching across all the experiences to ensure that content was accessible and delivered in the most appropriate format for visitors with different expectations from them, and that all your team were so warm, friendly and approachable in their interactions with audiences. Thank you so much for all of this."

Attending event

Edinburgh International Science Festival : Meet the Polar Scientist

Duration8 Apr 20189 Apr 2018
Location of eventOur Dynamic Earth
CountryUnited Kingdom
Degree of recognitionInternational event

Event: Exhibition

ID: 58296560