Sparking the science flame at Dynamic Earth’s Careers Showcase


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The secondary school experience is such an important time for our young adults of the future. They’re exposed to a wide range of subjects and can decide for themselves which ones make them tick. But it can also be one of the most inspirational times. As they reach fifth and sixth year, the ‘big question’ arises – what do you want to do after school?

Some children know exactly which path they want to follow but for others, the options are endless and sometimes overwhelming. STEM subjects, in particular, can often seem less accessible than others, which is why we’re hosting a fantastic Careers Showcase on 25 September 2017 to celebrate STEM and geography careers.

A free event aimed primarily at secondary pupils, the Showcase aims to inspire our next generation of scientists and geographers, and will highlight opportunities which could potentially influence the direction of their future careers.  

Funded by the UK Association of Science and Discovery Centres, and the Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Careers Showcase will represent a wide range of organisations and sectors. We’ll be welcoming a whole host of role models including astronomers, scientists researching natural disasters, rangers from Historic Environment Scotland, forestry researchers and environmentalist and research academics.

Our guests will be more than happy to share their own career journey experiences, answer questions and ultimately, offer a huge amount of inspiration and encouragement! We’re also delighted to have the support of Skills Development Scotland, an organisation which plays a key role alongside business and industry to guide young people in their career aspirations.

The event is open to all schools and community groups working with young people of secondary school age and will be taking place between 10am and 3pm.

Why not add it on to the end of your Dynamic Earth tour or we would be delighted to arrange a bespoke visit for your group. Get in touch with our Bookings Officers who can help schedule your day!


7 Aug 2017

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