Explore the fossilised remains of Lake Orcadie’s ancient fish and follow clues from our local collection to piece together the once living creatures now embedded in the rocks. After a short look at some of the fish fossils on display, you will work together with artist Mary Grieve to help create a shoal of shadows. You will each design and build a shadow puppet fish to recreate the water world of Devonian times, in an era before life came ashore leading to reptiles, birds, mammals and us.
For age range 5 and over. Children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult.
Numbers limited to 12, booking essential: tickets £6 & £3. You can book direct through this LINK.
Tickets include entry to the Fossil Centre, so come along early to enjoy a look around and find inspiration in its very special collections.
A second workshop will take place on Sunday afternoon at Stromness Museum.
This event is also part of the Scottish Geology Festival which runs from 1 September to 8 October with a rich mix of indoor and outdoor events across Scotland, from Shetland to Siccar Point, and Arran to Angus.