As part of British Science Week, the BedPop Science Labs will once again be popping up in venues across Bedford, bringing dozens of STEM activities to the heart of the town.
On Saturday 10th March, eight BedPop Science Labs will host dozens of hands-on workshops, activities, demos and experiments. Everything is completely FREE to take part in and everyone’s invited!
“This year we’ve added some incredible new events and we’re especially thrilled to be bringing Mark Rutherford School’s pop up Planetarium to Bedford Central Library,” said organiser, Erica Roffe. “Visitors will be able to step inside and experience the wonders of the solar system, right in the middle of Bedford. We’ve also got an ‘escape room’, DJ and radio production workshops and you can even meet a T-Rex!”
“We want as many people to be able to enjoy these events as possible,” said Erica, “Bedford has a wealth of science excellence on our doorstep and we’re grateful that so many scientists, engineers, teachers, artists, DJs, cartographers, astronomers and STEM ambassadors have volunteered their time to share their passion for STEM.”
Thanks to a partnership with Access Bedford, four of the outdoor science demos will have sign language interpretation and all venues have disabled access.
This year’s venues include In2Beats radio station, Gallone’s ice cream parlour, Bedford Central Library, Rogan’s Books, The Higgins Bedford, Ready Steady Roll, Slide Record Shop, the John Bunyan Museum and the Basement @ Bunyan. The BedPop Science Labs are made possible thanks to generous sponsorship from the Harpur Trust, Cranfield University, Clearblue, the Bedford Clanger, Polam School and You Can Book Me.