Indigenous Science Experience

The Indigenous Science Experience Family Science Fun Day is a free, community celebration of Indigenous and Western science. The event highlights the relevance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to our everyday lives.

Part of the Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week, the day will include a wide range of hands-on, interactive science activities accessible to all ages and presented by Indigenous scientists, Elders and youth as well as science academics/researchers, community groups, government departments and science outreach providers.

Activities will include: Yarning with Elders on bush foods and medicines, Indigenous astronomy, the science of ochre, 3D printing workshops, maths puzzles, neural knitting, making traditional Aboriginal tools, physics activities and much more.

The day will also feature secondary student leaders from regional areas including northern NSW and the Riverina, who are taking part in the National Indigenous Science Education Program for Sydney school students. They will demonstrate a range of science activities.

Beginning with a smoking ceremony and official welcome ceremony at 10 am, the event also provides an opportunity to purchase Aboriginal arts, crafts and food from stalls, with lunch options provided.

This event is presented by the National Indigenous Science Education Program, Macquarie University, and hosted by Redfern Community Centre. It would not be possible without the support of Inspiring Australia and the City of Sydney.

Come along to get hands-on with a diverse array of interactive, engaging science activities. Everyone is welcome at this free event! Bookings are not required.

When: 10 am – 3 pm, Sunday 20 August 2017
Where: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo Street, Redfern

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