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May 2017

Deep Time and Scotland’s Time Lords

Saturday, May 20, 2017 / 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dunbar Town House Museum, High Street
Dunbar , EH42 1ER United Kingdom
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The earth is 4600 million years old! Come along and make your very own earth clock. What does it have to do with meteorites, moon rocks and radioactive bananas? Can you fit the extinction of the dinosaurs (65 million years ago) and the evolution of humans (2 million years ago)? Suitable for families. No booking required – just drop in! Donations welcome.

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Angus Miller, Geo Walks – families beach exploration

Saturday, May 20, 2017 / 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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£5

Head down to the beach to explore Dunbar's rocky story. Where did all these pebbles come from? How many different types can we find? Each pebble contains clues to the past, telling us about the volcanoes and rivers that used to be here and helped make Dunbar special. We'll explore the rocks on the shore and look at the cliffs, to work out all the different things that have happened in the past - and what's going to happen next!

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Angus Miller, Geo Walks – Geology walk, harbour to Belhaven

Saturday, May 20, 2017 / 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
John Muir’s Birthplace, 126 High Street
Dunbar , East Lothian EH42 1JJ United Kingdom
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£5

A short walk along the Dunbar coastal path, to explore the different kinds of rock and the evidence of past activity. We'll find the remains of several volcanoes, about 340 million years old - lava flows, layers of ash, in-filled vents and intrusions. We will also dig deeper into Dunbar's geological history, finding some older sedimentary rocks, sandstone layers with intriguing features that tell us about the time when this area baked in a desert climate south of the equator.…

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