Family Fun at the Inverness Touring Exhibition

16/01/2019 2:50pm by Sarah Fischbacher
Thomas and Harriet Lucas turn into an owl and lizard new dimensions

interactive display new dimensions3

A fun-filled family event was held on Saturday 12th of January to mark the arrival of the Flows touring exhibition at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) in Inverness. By exploring the exhibition and using the interactive display, the children learned about the unique landscape that makes up the Flow Country and the stunning wildlife that can be found in it.

Flow Country costumes are such fun3

Caroline Eccles and Hilary Wilson from the Flows to the Future team brought along many interesting artefacts, ranging from different sphagnum mosses to a variety of deer antlers, which the children loved to examine. The Flow Country animal costumes proved to be extremely popular with children and adults alike and the foyer was soon filled with various peatland creatures.

Marley Malysak and mum choosing materials for Flow Country creature masks

Using the Flow Country as inspiration, the children created their own animal masks, used clay to form items such as antlers and amulets, and made dragonflies. It was lovely to see so many families showing an interest in the Flow Country!