Last month, NSW Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner announced Inspiring Australia funding of $9500 to the Far South Coast region.
The Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery was thrilled to receive a grant of $3500 to hold a Community Open Day on Saturday August 17 to celebrate National Science Week 2013. The Atlas of life in the Coastal Wilderness project also received funds of $6000 towards developing a biodiversity app and holding a number of activities to launch it. Together, these two projects create a Regional Science Hub for the Far South Coast.
Mr Stoner said that the NSW Government’s investment in Regional Science Hubs is driven by its commitment to the Commonwealth Government’s Inspiring Australia strategy that aims to build a strong, open relationship between science and society.
Science by the Sea – Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre Open Day will showcase the wonders of the local environment and highlight how science is an important tool in its conservation and management. This will be achieved through a variety of hands-on science activities, displays from a number of community and environment groups and a citizen science workshop with EarthWatch Institute Australia.
We have invited a number of regional organisations to set up scientific displays within the Discovery Centre on the day including National Parks & Wildlife Service, Merimbula Aquarium, Love Our Lakes, Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, Montreal Goldfields, Potoroo Palace and the Australian National University. All have been invited to showcase examples of science in the world around us. The Open Day aims to entertain and educate visitors of all ages from preschool up through a variety of activities and displays.
This initiative is supported by Inspiring Australia and the NSW Government as part of National Science Week.
To see all the events that we are holding for National Science Week visit the Events page.