After two years of digital-only programs Sydney Science Trail is back this year with a fantastic range of interactive, fun and educational programs on all things science from the leading scientific institutions Royal Botanic Garden, Mt Annan Botanic Garden and the Australian Museum. The curated program covers activities for school groups, families, and the whole community, and is free and open to all.
The Sydney Science Trail Schools program provides school excursions to the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for both primary and secondary students over the week 15-19 August. Bookings close on 1 August. More information.
The Sydney Science Trail Community Saturdays provide an opportunity for everyone to get out and make a day of it. You can interact with scientists, participate in hands on-activities, and have fun!
Both the Royal Botanic Garden and the Mt Annan Botanic Garden provide an opportunity for families and the community to enjoy the outdoors while they get close to nature and see science come to life.
At the Royal Botanic Garden on 13 August the program includes free tours of First Nations Medicine, the Plant Clinic and the Orchid Nursery: science stage shows on chemical reactions, energy and matter, and liquid nitrogen; interactive and educational stalls; and the brilliant ABC Catalyst team live on stage. More information.
At Mt Annan Botanical Gardens on 20 August there will be more fun science shows and fair stalls; tours of the Australian Plant Bank and new purpose-built National Herbarium of NSW, the largest plant science facility in the Southern hemisphere; a theatrical science adventure with two giant bugs loose in the garden; and a live Q & A with Dr Karl on stage. More information.
If you can’t get out to participate in person, the Sydney Science Trail Online program will provide resources and activities from 13 August. All for free as well.
A partnership between the Australian Museum, Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, partnering with ABC Radio Sydney, the University of Technology Sydney, University of New England and the Centenary Institute, Sydney Science Trail is supported by Inspiring Australia NSW as part of National Science Week.