Getting to grips with science at Stamford Big Biology Day

Big Biology Day at Stamford High School 2014. EMN-141124-141823001
Big Biology Day at Stamford High School 2014. EMN-141124-141823001
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Hundreds of people got to touch and taste the biological world at a science festival.

Stamford High School hosted Big Biology Day for the second year. Visitors came from Stamford and further afield to get to grips - sometimes literally - with the exhibits.

There were live animals on the Big Red Zoo Bus, and a chance to dig through yeast for hidden treasure with Stamford firm Alltech.

Tim Mackrill and a team of volunteers from the Rutland Osprey Project explained how they helped reintroduce the bird to the county, and Adam and Mary Cade introduced visitors to apple pressing.

There was so much to do that many visitors stayed for the whole day.

Dr Mike Leahy, who runs the Big Red Zoo Bus, said: “It was a fantastic event from my perspective, far busier than last year.”

Big Biology Day will return in 2015.