Families urged to find Peak science answers

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Discover what makes the Peak District National Park a special place at two fun science events this autumn.

Science in the Park will give young people the chance to find answers by following clues and talking to scientists who have studied the area in great detail. The Moors for the Future Partnership is dedicated to preserving 8,000 years of our moorland heritage and experts will be on hand to explain the crucial role they have to play in the future.

Visitors can learn about the Eastern Moors Partnership’s curlew nesting surveys and how Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is safeguarding the future of veteran trees. There will also be an update on the life of the hairy wood ants, who build mounds that stay warmer than the surrounding soil by thatching the nest tops.

Events being organised by the Peak District National Park Authority as part of the Festival of Social Science are at Peveril Centre, Castleton, on Saturday, November 1, and at Bakewell Town Hall on Saturday, November 8. Both run from 10.30am to 4pm and are free of charge with lots of fun science activities for families with children.