This year’s Sapphire Coast Science Festival will present a science extravaganza to celebrate National Science Week and everyone is invited! The region’s Science Hub has pulled together all kinds of great events that will be on offer every day of the week between Saturday 15 August and Sunday 23 August across the Sapphire Coast.
The week will kick off with a day of activities including official launch celebrations at the Bournda Environment Education Centre and close with another full day of activities at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre in Eden.
A new and different event will be held almost every day, with the festival line up including 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.
To mark National Science Week, the annual celebration of Australia’s science and technology, this year’s Sapphire Coast Science Festival will again provide the whole community with a chance to get involved and have some fun with science. The Festival 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 Science Hub secured a grant from Inspiring Australia, the national strategy for community engagement with science, to conduct these wonderful events. The Sapphire Coast Science Festival is supported by the Australian Government as part of National Science Week.
About the author
Jillian Reithmuller is a Marine Education Officer at the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre and a convenor of the Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub. Discover the full program at www.alcw.org.au. You can also join the Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub Facebook page.