Discover the Deep – with Dynamic Earth & UHI Shetland

Saturday 18th February – Drop-in family day 10am – 4pm

UHI Shetland, Scalloway Campus, Port Arthur

Dynamic Earth is coming to Shetland! Join us to explore the ocean depths thanks to our National Lottery Heritage funded ‘Discover the Deep’ project. After spending the week travelling around the schools of Shetland, we’ll be joining UHI Shetland at the Scalloway Campus on Saturday the 18th of February, where we’ll be bringing the deep-sea to you with our family open-day! Step into the rubber boots of a Shetland marine scientist, meet some real deep-sea specimens including the ferocious deep-sea lizard fish, pilot your own marine robot, discover the story of the HMS Challenger on its 150th anniversary, and listen to the sounds of our underwater world, as well as much, much more!

What’s happening on the day:

10.30 am – Bookbug – The Shetland Library will be running a marine themed Bookbug in the lecture theatre

We have a range of activities suitable for children and young teens (and curious adults!) on throughout the day, drop in anytime:

  • Discover deep sea animals and habitats
  • Listen to the sounds of the deep
  • Learn about the history of marine science in Scotland
  • Family arts and crafts
  • Deep-sea lego
  • Step into the rubber boots of a Shetland marine scientist. Can you tell how old a scallop is or identify an alien species?
  • And much more!