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Neeve O'Flynn-Mundin

Citizen Science IOW

British Science Week

IOW Co-ordinator

Rachel Thomson

Downside Community Centre Manager

Dave Logan

Regional Manager for POA Learning 


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11am - 6:00pm



  • Fossils of the Isle of Wight

Dinosaur Isle

  • Nature's Table: Bug Habitat Creation

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

  • Zooniverse: 'Spotting Spider Monkeys'

Citizen Science IOW

  •  Dive Into Science

Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum

  • Caught On Camera


  • Create your own Toy Story Animation

TimeSlide Studio Productions

  • 3D Creative Card Modelling

Citizen Science IOW

To help you plan:  Check out the dates and times for each display

11:30am – 6:00pm


  • Memosky® The Sky Constellation Game

Aonghas von Rycker – Astrophysicist

  • The Science of Diving

Marine Archaeologist

Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum

  • ‘The Science of Movie Magic’

          Animator - TimeSlide Studio

  •  Seed Bombs!

'Green Spaces' Horticulture Ecologist

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

  • Geology in a Jar

Palaeontologist - Dinosaur Expeditions CIC

  • Erupting Volcanoes!

Citizen Science IOW - Citizen Scientists

  • ‘DINO RUN! Meet a Living Dinosaur...’

Citizen Science IOW - Citizen Scientists

  • It IS Rocket Science:

        Exploding Water Rockets!

Citizen Science IOW - Citizen Scientists

To help you plan:  Check out the dates and times for each  workshop

6pm – 8pm


Bring along your *Fish 'n' Chip Supper for a

FREE Evening of:

Interactive Presentations + Workshops with Stargazing in Isobel Park if skies are clear!

*Purchase your Fish‘n’Chips from 'Ozze’s Plaice' Fish ’n’ Chip shop, across the road, and Join us in the  Downside Centre or Isobel Park from 6pm onwards!

‘How to Catch the Sun...’

Fri 6th March 2020

7pm – 8pm


Director of  Wight Community Energy

Explore the World of Natural Energy.  What is Energy?  Why do we need it and how can we catch it without harming our home…The Earth.



‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star…

The Secret of Star Patterns’

Fri 13th March 2020

7pm – 8pm


GUEST SPEAKER: Aonghas von Rycker 

Astrophysicist + Creator of ‘Memosky®

Explore the link between Astronomy (the study of stars + planets), and Neuroscience (the study of the brain + nervous system) using Memosky®, an interactive constellation card game suitable for all!

11:00am – 5:00pm


During British Science Week's Festival of Citizen Science, we have chosen 3 Science Projects to take part in, come and join us:

1.  Green Space Research Project 

Real LIVE LOCAL Citizen Science Research Project, experience how Citizen Science works AND make an impact to local research specific to your area!

2.  The Big Microplastic Survey

Learn how to conduct Field Science and support 'The Big Microplastic Survey project. We will be setting up a 'Microplastic Sand Box filled with 45kg of Brook Beach sand. 'Have a Go' and sieve the sand to find what the tide has left behind - pop any microplastic that you find in the the end of the 2 Day Festival we will calculate how much microplastic is in just 1 metre Quadrate of Brook Beach sand...


3.  Zooniverse: Spotting Spider Monkeys

This year’s British Science Week chosen citizen science project, is calling on the public to help scientists tackle deforestation and habitat loss, from the comfort of their own sofa OR from the Festival's IT Suite!  We'll have 4 dedicated Zooniverse computers, so we can take part in REAL TIME.  We'll show you how to Zooniverse and help scientists save this endangered species.  All Citizen Scientist Hands On Deck Required!

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British Science Week 2020 Festival of Citizen Science

Join us at the

Downside Community Centre, Furrlongs, Newport, Isle of Wight

British Science Week 2020 Festival of...

Ignite your Inner Scientist and

Dive into the World of Science!!


Fun interactive activities for all!  

Why not become a Rocket Scientist..?

This 2-day FREE event is suitable for all ages:
individuals, families, community groups or school groups
Join us on Friday 6th and Friday 13th March 2020
11am - 8pm
At Downside Community Centre, Furrlongs, Newport,
Isle of Wight
FREE Hands-on 'Scientastic' Displays led by these
amazing organisations...

Pan Together is the charity which runs the volunteer lead Downside Community Centre, Furrlongs, Newport and includes the Isobel Community Cafe.  The Centre is hosting British Science Week 2020 Festival of Citizen Science here on the Isle of Wight!

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POA Learning co-ordinates trade union education and lifelong learning opportunities for all Prison and Secure Hospital employees, members of associated

unions, friends, family and local communities.

At the Isle of Wight POA Learning Centre we have a warm and inviting approach to learning and the centre is open and accessible to all.

Anyone can become a Citizen Scientist!!

We aim to encourage people of all ages and abilities to become Citizen Scientists by organising

Citizen Science

Isle of Wight

Ignite your inner Scientist

science based events and workshops for Isle of Wight community groups and organisations to inspire participants

to become Citizen Scientists or Scientists of the future.

TimeSlide Studios

Discover Animation!  TimeSlide Studios encourages everyone to discover and experiment with animation, using only a your mobile phone, easy to use  accessible software and where imagination has no bounds, so join us to infinity and beyond into the weird and wonderful world of animation..

WARNING: Anything can happen!! 

Animation Workshops for Young Animators, families and community groups

Dinosaur Isle is an all-year-round facility, combining entertainment, education and enjoyment.  Displays use clever lighting,

artwork, sound, smells and animatronic

technology to create an exciting experience.

Our aim is to increase public awareness of the international importance of the Isle of Wight's diverse geology and palaeontology.

Dimbola was the home of the celebrated Victorian photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It is now a Museum and Gallery 

contemporary exhibitions from photographers around the globe.

dedicated to her life and work, which also showcases

A visit to Dimbola can help explore topics from the history of portraiture, how art and photography have been inspired by poetry and literature and how artists and photographers engage with Art History. Dimbola is also a special place and its atmosphere has inspired many.

The leading nature conservation charity in the two counties.


We protect local wildlife and inspire people to love nature through our  beautiful nature reserves and programme of events across Hampshire and the

Isle of Wight.

Wight Community Energy is a Community Benefit Society set

up to deliver community-owned renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy supply projects. 

The site will help the Isle of Wight meet its own renewable energy targets.

Guest Speaker

Aonghas von Rycker


                       Creator of Memosky®


'The Secret of Star Patterns' in the night sky explores the link between Astronomy (the study of stars and planets) and Neuroscience (the study of the brain and nervous system).  Using Memosky® an interactive Sky Constellation Card Game suitable for all!

The centre houses the largest exhibition of

its kind in the UK. Bursting with thousands of relics from shipwrecks and "Treasures from the Deep" including beautiful "Pieces of Eight", Spanish Gold, and items salvaged from galleons, steamships and wartime submarines.

Dinosaur Expeditions is a Community Interest Company created by local fossil enthusiasts to help the local community and visitors to the Isle of Wight learn more about our unique fossil heritage and locally produced palaeoart.

The aim of our research is to reconnect humans with nature.  

Studies have shown that spending time in natural spaces is good for our physical and mental well being. We also know

that our wildlife is in trouble and

our efforts are needed to increase

biodiversity and provide resource

for wildlife.

BIODIVERSITY Hampshire & IOW Wildlife Tr
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