Getting to grips with science in the Peaks

Budding scientists and established researchers have agrees hands on experiences are a great way to discover new things about the national park.

More than 400 people attended two Science in the Park events, in Bakewell and Castleton, where local scientists and university researchers showcased experiments and research projects that are helping people understand nature in the Peak District.

Children from five years old upwards had the opportunity to get hands on with scientific equipment at events organised by the Peak District National Park Authority, as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Festival of Social Science. Visit