• Science Festival coming to town

    by  • July 21, 2015 • Announcements, Events

    natsciwk_skyscraper1This August science is hitting the Sapphire Coast with a bang! The Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub is putting on a science extravaganza to celebrate National Science Week and everyone is invited!  All sorts of great events will be on between Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 23 across the Sapphire Coast.




    The week will kick off with a big day of activities and launch at the Bournda Environment Education Centre and the close and another big day of activities at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. Michelle Richmond from Panboola points out, “A new and different event will be held almost every day, I can’t wait.” Activities through the week include walks and talks around Wallagoot, demonstrations and activities on IT and programming with IntoIT, Aboriginal Astronomy at Oaklands, Frogwatch at Panboola wetlands, Science in Film at the Picture Show Man, ocean animals after dark at the Merimbula Aquarium and Science in the Pub at Tathra Hotel.

    National Science week is an annual celebration of Australia’s science and technology and a chance for the whole community to get involved and have some fun with science. The local event is being organised and run by a group of volunteers from various Sapphire Coast organisations under the banner of the Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub. The Hub was fortunate enough to secure a grant from Inspiring Australia to conduct these wonderful events. This Inspiring Australia initiative is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.

    Discover the full program at www.alcw.org.au.  Bookings are necessary for most activities: bookings are available online through Eventbrite or call SCMDC on 6496 1699.  For more information check out the National Science Week website www.scienceweek.net.au and Facebook page – Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub.



    Marine Education Officer for the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre. A qualified marine scientist and educator with a Bachelor degree in Global and Ocean Science obtained from the Australian National University and a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication.