Welcome to the Future Group’s website. We are small Charity (SC047033) based in Tarland run entirely by volunteers, which aims to make science and technology accessible by providing scientific talks and activities locally.
To provide our local talks and activities we work with the outreach section of the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University and the Aberdeen Science Centre . We also work closely with the STEM organisation and most of our volunteers are also STEM Ambassadors.
NEXT EVENT : We are very sorry to say that one of our Trustees, Steve Roberts, died of cancer recently. We have decided to dedicate our next event to him. This is a talk and audience feedback session on “How does living in a rural setting affect your experience of cancer services?”
We are running this in conjunction with the Aboyne Practice and researchers from the University of Aberdeen on Monday 3rd. June at 7.30 pm in the MacRobert Hall, Tarland. There will be no entrance fee for this session. Click here for the FULL DETAILS.
We hold an annual Science Festival 2019 in March and yes, we delivered : 14 school visits, 1 weekend Festival, 4 coding workshops, career advice, 2 adult talks and 2 closed events for local Community organisations.
Looking for a local After School Science Club? We run three in local Primary schools except in the summer term. We restart in September.
We run a weekly local youth club “Everything Electronic”.
In the winter we run our Cafe Sci programme of adult talks.
Want to see what we’ve been doing over the last year? Then see our ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CROMAR FUTURE GROUP 2017 – 2018. Our latest set of accounts are available on this link : 2017 Accounts
Looking for some summer activities ? Outdoors you might want to look at our Ranger Page which has details of their many events. Indoors, what about some citizen science : Zooniverse has projects for everyone, science, history and arts all based on your computer. Fun to do with your children. We have a little guide which you can access by clicking USING ZOONIVERSE.
See our take on the Emerging Technologies and give us your feedback. We have put this up to stimulate discussion. There is lots of talk of job losses due to new technology, but there are also big opportunities for you and your children. Are they learning the right skills though? Go and have a look and see what you think.
Want to join our e-mail list so we warn you of up-coming events, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for links to other science sites and resources? Look for the “LINKS” section at the end of each page or click on the links inserted into the text.
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Are you a retired scientist or technologist? We are looking for help with running after school science sessions and holiday workshops. We would welcome anyone who has a passion for their topic. We are looking for both ex-researchers and science teachers, as well as those who have hands on engineering, computing and technical skills. Your input can be as flexible as you like, either helping us design sessions or running a session or two. You never know, we might even aspire to Robot Wars with your help! Contact us on the email address above.
We thank those who support us financially : THE Rotary Club of Aboyne, Upper Deeside; the Jennie S Gordon Memorial Foundation: the David and June Gordon Memorial Trust; the Coop: BP; Aviva: Shell and Marr Area Committee of Aberdeenshire Council.
We also thank those who support us with speakers and workshops : the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Science Centre; and all our local volunteers who bring their passion and enthusiasm and skills.