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Earth Sciences Fair

11:00am-3:00pm on Saturday 23 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 26th March. For events on or after 27th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Downing Street, CB2 3EQ

Come and meet the scientists of the University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences, renowned for its world-class research, and their co-workers from other university departments. Explore what it's like to research fossils, earthquakes, the structure of the Earth or tackle environmental challenges by taking part in our hands-on activities.

Activities include:

Jump to make your own earthquake – compete with a friend to make the most powerful earthquake and learn how the vibrations are represented on screen. Find out if we can use artificial intelligence to help predict when some types of earthquakes are about to happen.

Coral bleaching – take a virtual dive to explore how coral bleaching is affecting our reefs and have a go at making your own plasticine coral creation.

The Cambridge tree map – identify any tree in Cambridge using artificial intelligence.

What’s inside the earth? - Feel and hear vibrations inside our specially created Earth models to try and work out which material is inside each one. Learn how this compares to the way our scientists analyse vibrations caused by earthquakes.

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

Additional Information

Age: Children under 12, Young Adults 12 – 18
Format: Family Weekend
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 150
Theme: Environment, Society, Discovery
Accessibility: Step-free access, Partial access - please contact us for details, Lift, Accessible toilet
Image copyright: Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

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