Science & art in Dungog

Inspiring Australia NSW’s Paterson Allyn Williams Science & Ideas Hub will present three science meets art activities in Dungog during the July school holidays. Part of the pilot project Our place, our species designed to raise awareness of threatened species issues, this is a chance for young people and community members to connect with the wild places of the Dungog region.

Join a walk in the field, a creative workshop or take part in a hands on event guided by artists and scientists. Explore the region’s amazing plants and animals, discover what are some of the local endangered species and vulnerable habitat. Tell your own stories of living in this place!

Event details

Limited numbers. All welcome! Please book online.

Soundscapes: Record your world
Saturday 2 July 2022, 10-2, Dungog Common
Record the sounds of this place – in the ground, under the water or inside a tree. Our visiting sound artist is bringing some very special microphones to use. The sounds we collect could then be used on the internet, in videos, or music. Work with musician and sound artist Harry Klein. Limited numbers. All ages welcome.

Booking essential via this link – Soundscapes: Record your world

Nature Journaling
Thursday 7 July 2022, 10-2, Dungog Common
Join us for a walk where we look, listen, tell stories and take time to connect with nature. Try out some drawing & painting techniques guided by ecologist and illustrator Henrietta Mooney. All materials will be supplied. Limited numbers. All ages welcome.

Booking essential via this link – Nature Journaling

Creative Play Date
Tuesday 12 July 2022, 10-2, Dungog CWA
Join in creative experiments & demonstrations that cross art & science. From sculpture to digital illustrations, and playing with sound, there is a world of fun to explore. Work with multi-disciplinary artist Jane Richens & ecologist, illustrator Henrietta Mooney. Materials will be supplied. Limited numbers. Limited numbers. All ages welcome.

Booking essential via this link – Creative Play Date.

Plastic Free July community event

Also coming up in July is a free community event that will take place on Thursday 21 July from 5.30pm at Dungog’s historic James Theatre to celebrate seven years of plastic free Dungog!

Celebrate the community’s choice to use reusables and adopt solutions through action and its commitment to live lightly, responsibly and sustainably, with seven years and 6000+ single use plastic free bags made!

Please book here

Enjoy a FREE screening of THE POWER OF ACTIVI$M @5.45pm followed by a discussion with Council, Chamber of Commerce & community members on ‘How to reduce waste & upcycle/recycle best practice’ facilitated by Michelle Dado-Millynn. 

Your questions answered and suggestions most welcome. Single use plastic free kiosk will be open.  

**Prizes drawn and free handouts**

Paterson Allyn Williams Science & Ideas Hub receives support fro Inspiring Australia NSW. Keep up to date on PAWSIH programs and events by following the group on Facebook or at