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'Walking with Dinosaurs' showing at the Hippodrome in Bo'ness
'Walking with Dinosaurs' showing at the Hippodrome in Bo'ness
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Science lovers in the Journal and Gazette area can investigate a series of events when the Grangemouth and Falkirk District Science Festival 2014 begins tomorrow (Saturday).

Science lovers in the Journal and Gazette area can investigate a series of events at the Grangemouth and Falkirk District Science Festival 2014.

Building on the successes of previous years, the festival – which runs until Sunday, March 16 – aims to be bigger and better than ever with an array of activities on offer.

Its aim is to make science accessible to people of all ages with libraries hosting Alien Light Workshops and various talks for adults.

Two events are being staged in Bo’ness.

An RSPB talk, entitled Wild Forth, will be held on Monday, March 3, at 2pm in Bo’ness Library, when bird lovers can find out about the Forth’s feathered inhabitants.

The event is free and tickets are now available from the library.

There is also a fantastic film event at the Hippodrome Cinema on Saturday, March 8, at 11am entitled Walking with Dinosaurs (U).

It is a spin-off from the hit BBC series, with great special effects, telling the romping tale of cheerful dinosaur hero Patchi who grows from a bumbling hatchling to become the leader of the herd. Tickets are priced £2.30.

Elsewhere, events at Forth Valley College include a workshop giving participants the chance to get inside information on forensic techniques, a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to run a petrochemical plant, and a computer exploration with a Raspberry Pi.

Also at the Community Hub at the Howgate Centre in Falkirk, from March 8 to March 15, there will be lots of hands-on workshops giving people the opportunity to make their own jitterbug, a ‘steady hand challenge’, clock, making, balloon kebabs and several other workshops.

For information on all the events and for details on competitions visit the website http://www.grangemouth-science-festival.org.uk or contact info@grangemouth-science-festival.org.uk.