National Science Week 2023 for Schools

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National Science week is a celebration of science for our schools as well as our communities. There are many activities for school groups that overlap with the community programs.

School theme for 2023

The school theme for National Science Week in 2023 is Innovation: Powering Future Industries. The theme will incorporate the advancement in technology in all industries, especially using artificial intelligence (AI).

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Here are some highlights of activities available for NSW schools, programmed for 2023 National Science Week.

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Sydney Science Trail

Sydney Science Trail is week-long science festival presented by the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. It celebrates National Science Week with a jam-packed program of excursions for primary and secondary students, featuring talks by scientists, science shows, interactive workshops and the ever-popular science Expo. It includes a day dedicated to diverse learners.

Dates: 14 – 18 August
Locations: Australian Museum and Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
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