People are being encouraged to get involved with the Geraldton Science Festival next week, which will offer a free after-hours community event for the public.
The free community evening on Wednesday March 30, will boast hands-on Scitech shows, dry ice meteorites from Curtin University, a demonstration of the Parkes Radio Telescope (known as “the Dish”), and stalls from 15 local and visiting groups.
More than 1,000 Geraldton locals are expected to explore local science at Geraldton Science Festival this month, organised by Scitech and the Mid West Science Engagement Group.
The two-day festival, supported by Rio Tinto, will showcase science and innovation from the Mid West and further afield with school sessions, teacher workshops, and a free community event.
NACC staff will also be presenting over the two-day event.
“For students, Geraldton Science Festival connects classroom learning to what goes on in the world, and it shows the community how science is used in a variety of local industries like agriculture, health, water and environmental protection,” said Scitech Outreach Director Nick Wood.
“There is a misconception that science is restricted to a lab. This festival will highlight the science already happening in the community, and hopefully get the local community excited about Mid West innovations,” he said.
More than 700 students will explore careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) in the student sessions across both days, and dozens of teachers will hear from local and WA innovators in professional learning sessions.
The organisations presenting include CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science, Engineers Without Borders, Water Corporation, Gnaraloo Turtle Conservation Program, Curtin University, Murdoch University and more.
Location: Geraldton Grammar School – 134 George Road, Geraldton
When: Wednesday, 30 March, 5.30-8pm
Contact: Morgan Riley on 9215 0721 or email firstname.lastname@example.org