Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre

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Read about some of our latest projects and stay up to date with our latest news through this blog.

07/02/2022 You can't be what you can't see

Two school children measure a balloon
University experts are helping school pupils see a future in science by critically engaging with the climate crisis through outreach linked to COP26.

Learning through play: how genetics can help African livestock

‘More Milk Zuri’ game materials
A free online resource for children will teach how genetics research can help East African livestock thrive.

The Big Balloon Blow-Up helps pupils learn climate science

Thousands of school pupils will learn about the link between microorganisms in cattle and greenhouse gases through a hands-on activity.

Meet a Roslin Scientist puts pupils in touch with scientists

Kanchan Phadwal (Core Scientist double check) talking about her work on autophagy and its role in plaque formation
Schools across Scotland receive virtual visits from scientists at the Roslin Institute.

Pupils learn to use science to monitor bee health

Young beekeepers understand how science can be applied to diagnose disease, with support from researchers.

Schools project honoured with animal research award

Animal Behaviour Toolkit Postcard
Teaching toolkit recognised for supporting children to learn about science through research involving animals.

Royal Society Schools Partnership Beelab at EBSOC

Group of students
Young beekeepers use lab techniques to investigate parasites in their own bees at Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre.

EBSOC Team celebrates gender equality work at Scottish Parliament

Reception at Scottish Parliament highlights University of Edinburgh’s international work on advancing gender equality in science.

EBSOC Team involved in IVVN schools outreach programme in Africa

Jayne Quoiani and Nicola Stock headed out Africa to support IVVN's schools outreach programme.

Cows, coughs and genome-editing using CRISPR

School pupils take part in a hands-on workshop to learn how gene-editing could help tackle a highly contagious bovine virus.

Free science toolkit helps children conduct science experiments

A free scientific toolkit for the classroom, already used by hundreds of children in Scotland, is available for download.

Martin Whitfield MP visits Roslin Institute and Science Outreach Centre

Prof Charlie Jeffery, Prof David Argyle, Martin Whitfield MP, Prof Eleanor Riley and Dr Nicola Stock.
Martin Whitfield MP was shown the work conducted at The Roslin Institute and the Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre.

Beekeeping: citizen science workshop

Group of beekeepers
Roslin scientists ran a beekeeping citizen science workshop at Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre.

Students get stuck into hands-on science

Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre gives school pupils and community groups hands-on experience in a real laboratory setting.

First Minister opens innovation hub on campus and visits EBSOC

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon talks to school pupils during a science workshop at the Easter Bush Outreach Centre
Nicola Sturgeon has formally opened the Roslin Innovation Centre on Easter Bush Campus and visited the Science Outreach Centre.

Easter Bush Campus Open Day embraces scientists of all ages

Visitors at the Easter Bush Open Day
Easter Bush Campus Open Day drew nearly 800 people to meet researchers and vets and learn about their work in animal health and genetics.

Members of the Scottish Parliament visit Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre

Liz Smith MSP and Oliver Mundell MSP visited the Institute to learn how we connect school pupils with our research via our Outreach Centre.

Royal visit to Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre in May 2019

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited the new Science Outreach Centre on our campus, meeting our staff, students and visiting school pupils.