We're having an open day in Edinburgh! Hiphiphoorah!
It happens every year as part of Edinburgh's Doors Open Days but i'm so excited because this will be my first as a member of the Edinburgh staff!
Today was our first meeting about the planned events, activities and talks. One of the most interesting meetings i may have been too... not often you get to discuss setting up swimming pools in your office but i'll come to that later! Overall i think it's going to shape up to be a pretty cool day, all the staff do this on their own time and it's always a success because we're a passionate bunch! So staff and visitors are in for a treat, after all who doesn't love an excuse to indulge in anamatronic dinosaurs, fossils, 3D goggles, gold panning, bearded geologists and rocks!!
I have to say i think the highlight may well be the Marine teams epic idea.... They're going to set up a swimming pool (in their corridor!) to demonstrate how they use Eric- our aquatic ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle). The best bit is they're handing over the controls so visitors (and no doubt staff!) can all search for treasure hidden in the pool!!
I can't wait hahaha Ony 67 days to go ;)
More details on our website and facebook. Keep checking back for updates as the plans progress.
BGS Press Officer, Edinburgh