What have Rivers Ever Done For Us? – Exploring the Value of Our Rivers and Wetlands – 6pm Wednesday 9th May



In a change from our printed programme we are delighted to announce this talk from Prof Chris Spray  (University of Dundee) that will explore the values of our rivers and waterways.

Rivers and wetlands form a vital part of Scotland’s landscape and culture. Indeed, Scotland holds 90% of all Great Britain’s surface water, and some 70% of the volume, and the Tay has the largest discharge of any river in the UK.

However, we rather take this resource for granted and do not value it for all the many benefits it delivers for the environment and for our own well-being.

New research is focusing on what values our wetlands actually provide for communities across Scotland and, indeed globally. Come along to Cafe Science Extra to identify the value of our local waters and wetlands, and to contribute to a wider appreciation of just what they mean to us.

This talk will be hosted in our regular venue, the delightful Infusions Coffee Shop, inside Dundee Science Centre – Sensation.

Doors open at 5.30pm when the cafe will be serving drinks and snacks, and yes, you will be able to treat yourself to a hot chocolate!

This is a FREE event and EVERYONE IS WELCOME. There is no need to book in advance but please arrive early to avoid disappointment.

If you can’t make it be will be tweeting live from the event from the @revealsresearch Twitter account. To view these tweets and to join the online discussion you can use the hashtag #CafeSciDundee.