Science is once again a walk in the park in Malvern this summer

Malvern Hills Science in the Park

Malvern Science in the Park is set to return to Priory Park in Great Malvern, running from 10:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday 26th June 2021.

Following the UK Government’s announcement that, although Step 4 of the opening- up is being delayed, Step 3 restrictions are remaining unchanged, an in-person COVID-secure outdoor event will be able to take place that will enthuse visitors young and old about the wonders of science.

Dr Adrian Burden, Managing Director of the social enterprise Innovate Malvern CIC that organises the event said: “After more than a year of disruption from the pandemic, we’re all relying on science to better understand the virus and come up with effective vaccines and novel treatments so that life can one day return to normal. And we’re going to need plenty more scientists across many disciplines in the future to reboot the economy and tackle climate change, so this will be a fun opportunity to perform some experiments and find out what being a scientist is all about.”

The event is aimed at primary and early secondary school students, and their families. Planned activities will include rocket launching, physics experiments, materials analysis, computer science, geological investigations, meteorology, mathematical origami, imaging sun-spots, and more.

With the current pandemic restrictions in place, the event will proceed with additional safety precautions including zoning and ticketing. People who wish to attend are asked to visit www.innovatemalvern.com/science-in-park for the latest information, to reserve tickets, and to see the latest details of the full programme.

This year, Malvern Science in the Park is supported by the Institute of Physics, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The IET, West Midlands Railway, and Malvern Hills District Council.