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Bright Sparks: Family Talk

Smart Spiders

Sun 7 Jul 2024, 1pm

Djanogly Theatre

£3 (free concessions and under 16s)

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Running time

1 hour

Age range

Suitable for ages 7-11

Coming soon
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Smart Spiders has sold out

On general sale Wed 20 Mar, 11:00am

On general sale Wed 20 Mar, 11:00am

This event is sold out. Please contact our box office on 0115 846 7777 to be added to the waiting list.

Did you know that spiders can make their legs into sails to cross water, make stretchy silk lines to swing from tree to tree, and even talk to each other in code?

In this family-friendly talk, Sara L. Goodacre, Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Genetics, will reveal how spiders use their amazing skills, and explain what it is that we still don’t quite understand about them.

Sara will also tell us how spiders give us the template to make our own, artificial spider silk copies that could one day be used to help our own bodies to heal!

There will be fun, free drop-in workshops before and after the talk, from 12noon-1pm and 2pm-3pm.

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