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Earth LIVE Lesson with Edinburgh Science Festival - TAKE OVER

Earth LIVE Lesson with Edinburgh Science Festival - TAKE OVER

Graham works for Edinburgh Science, the organisation that runs the Edinburgh Science Festival every year. He is part of the creative team as a full time science communicator and has a background in biology and the performing arts. This video was inspired by Edinburgh Science’s Workshop, Wild Vets sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund, all about the conservation and reintroduction of Scottish species. While the science festival is not running as usual this year, our online programme Elements of #EdSciFest is now available online with content for all ages at and family friendly activities at If you want to get in touch with us on social media, you can find the festival at and Graham at Edible Animal Poo Recipe: • 50g butter • 50g sugar • 60ml milk • 80g oats • 2 teaspoons cocoa • 2 teaspoons peanut butter (optional) • Optional berries, walnuts, coconut to give it a capercaillie twist. 1. Mix the butter, sugar, cocoa powder and milk in a saucepan over a medium heat. 2. Stir well and bring to the boil. Boil for 90 seconds or so. 3. Take off the heat and add in the oats and peanut butter. 4. Mix in extra ingredients to make the poo of your choice. For the capercaillie, I added berries, one of their favourite foods, with coconut and walnuts to give it a plant-like crunch! 5. Add in some more oats to soak up any remaining liquid. 6. Drop onto a sheet of baking paper and mould into pellets – this will be messy! 7. Leave in the freezer for an hour. You can take them out half way through to mould even more. 8. Eat and enjoy! If you want to read more about the animals in this video, here are a few links for you to look at: • Scottish Beaver Facts - • Beavers and Biodiversity - • Beaver Reintroduction: The Debate - • Capercaillie Facts - • Capercaillie Reintroduction -

Nature film-making is a dream of mine and I have been experimenting with creating videos about the natural world when I have free time

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