Get curious about the planet with Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre’s online science festival about climate change will take place 29 September - 1 October and everyone aged seven and upwards is invited.

Curious About Our Planet will help people uncover the impact of climate change and discover how they can contribute to a more sustainable planet as the UK prepares to host the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in November.

The online festival is free and features environment themed live and interactive talks, exhibitions, videos, and downloadable resources across three festival tents – Atmostheatre, Envirotent and Greenhouse. A majority of the content has been produced with primary school children in mind and teachers may find it helpful in starting discussions on climate change.

Some key highlights include:

How to be a Responsible Consumer, Thu 30 Sept, 1030hrs, Atmostheatre

Are we doing everything we can to help tackle climate change? Join Zero Waste Scotland in a live talk with Q&A to discuss the biggest causes of climate change and how being a responsible consumer can help.

Scotland’s Amazing Marine Environment, Fri 1 Oct, 1030hrs, Atmostheatre

Scotland’s marine environment is exceptional and diverse and supports more than 6,500 species of animals and plants. Find out more about it, the threats it faces and what we can do to protect it with the Scottish Seabird Centre.

What is COP 26? Fri 1 Oct, 13.45hrs, Atmostheatre

Join Earth Scientists Dr James Rae and International Environmental Law expert Dr Francesco Sindico and pose your questions about COP26 and climate change.

The Envirotent section is packed full of information and interviews on climate science and green jobs. You'll also find useful resources to support learning inside and outside the classroom and lots of citizen science projects to take part in.

For more details and to register for updates, visit

About Glasgow Science Centre

Glasgow Science Centre is a five-star visitor attraction and award-winning educational content developer. Its GSCatHome video campaign during the UK national lockdown in 2020 supported families with science facts and DIY home experiments and has generated over 1M views.

Curious About Our Planet has been developed with support from the Inspiring Science Fund – a partnership between UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Wellcome.

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