Science fun on the border

Community members in the Albury Wodonga region are invited to enjoy three major programs presented by Murray Science Hub members to mark National Science Week 2015. Get hands on with botanical art and 3D printing, learn about Indigenous medicinal plants or be inspired by participating in science activities or attending guest lecture at the Border Science Fair. You can even try and break a world stargazing record!

In partnership with Murray Arts, the Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre at Burrumbuttock NSW will host From the Ground Up, a two-day event that combines botanical art, environmental education and cutting edge 3D science. Come and learn about Australian native plants, discover Indigenous medicinal and bush tucker plants and meet the rare Corroboree frog. You can try your hand at botanical drawing, have a go at 3D printing and your artworks may even end up on show later this year as part of the Cargo: Art in Transit project later this year.

Tuesday 18 August
WORKSHOP 1: 8.45am – 3.00pm. Community members are invited to join a group Bus Tour to Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre and take part in a Botanical Art Workshop

Thursday 20 August
WORKSHOP 2: 9.00am – 12.00pm OR 1.00pm – 3.00pm 3D Take part on the 3D printing workshop with artist Joel Hackett

Vivien Naimo (Murray Arts)
P: 02 6021 5034 / M: 0409 454 119

Neural Knitworks
Wodonga Library is hosting the popular Neural Knitworks project, a hands on national brain health awareness initiatives where you can make gorgeous textile neurons and learn a thing or two about neuroscience at the same time.

Neural Knitworks @ Wodonga Library
Friday 21 August 2015, 10am – 12pm
Saturday 12 September 2015, 10:30am – 11:30am
Friday 2nd October 2015, 5pm – 8pm

Elise Armitage (Wodonga City Library)
Tel: (02) 6022 9211 | M: 0466 530 755

The Border Science Fair
The exciting Border Science Fair will again bring distinguished keynote speakers to the region, including Dr Ian Frazer who will deliver a series of presentations throughout National Science Week. Other highlights include a portable IMAX theatre to inspire the community with astronomy presentations and a student outreach program that aims to encourage the region’s young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Meanwhile the Astronomical Society of Albury Wodonga is participating in the national effort to break the world record for the most people gazing into the night sky through telescopes at the same time. Come along and join the fun on Friday 21 August at Trinity College in Albury from 7.00pm.

Key dates:
Monday 17 August – Free Film Event for special needs students from Wewak, in the portable IMAX Theatre hosted by Albury City Council at Lauren Jackson Stadium

Tuesday 18 Thursday – 20 August, school groups are encouraged to come enjoy a range of science activities for students in years 3 – 8 at the La Trobe campus

Wednesday 19 August – all are invited to attend an afternoon lecture for senior students by Dr Brad Tucker at Albury Entertainment Centre.

Friday 21 August – world record stargazing at Trinity College in Albury

David Thurley (Astronomical Society of Albury Wodonga Inc)
Phone 02 6040 3704 / Mobile 0418 690 142