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DENERC 013Brought to Scotland by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UnEarthed is an interactive showcase offering people of all ages the chance to get closer to the environmental science that shapes their lives, from 17 - 19 November in Edinburgh. More than 100 scientists will be on hand at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, to share their research with the Scottish public, from the fascinating and fun – fossils and dinosaurs, killer shrimp and sea puffins – to the serious business of cleaning up our air, keeping the lights on, defending our homes from natural disasters and understanding the impact of climate change on our coasts, land and animals.  

Brand new science from UnEarthed’s flagship citizen science project, Operation Weather Rescue, will be on show thanks to thousands taking part in digitising Victorian weather records made by intrepid volunteers on the summit of Ben Nevis more than 100 years ago.  Launched in September, the National Centre for Atmospheric Science has been working with volunteers across the world to help meet the goal of digitising 2 million bits of data by UnEarthed.

Event Director Julia Maddock said:  UnEarthed is about the science that shapes the lives of people living in Scotland and beyond, in ways you may already know – like air pollution and flooding - and in ways you may be yet to discover!   

“This is a chance for all – children, families and adults – to get hands on with environmental science and ask big questions of the scientists working on the biggest question of all: How can we understand our changing planet?”  

More than a thousand pupils from twenty schools are booked to attend the exhibition, which is open and free to the public on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November. During the weekend only, entry to UnEarthed includes free entry to the permanent Dynamic Earth exhibits.

The full programme of exhibits and events is available here: unearthed.nerc.ac.uk

Take part in Operation Weather Rescue here: weatherrescue.org

Tickets to UnEarthed at Dynamic Earth are available on arrival and cannot be booked in advance.