Science capital in Dungog

Participants in the Paterson Allyn Williams Science Hub represent diverse interests. Among activities they present are panel discussions, field days, citizen science, art and technology activities, film screenings and hands on experiences.

The group also create media content and legacy programs such as the Ruth Dircks Science Snippets podcast series, the introduction of Boomerang Bags and establishment of a Koala survey. Experts are invited to advise on issues such as community owned energy solutions, digital literacy, vaccination, toxiz residue and dealing with parasites.

This rural network of networks interested in exploring both local knowledge and topical is a fine example of how Inspiring Australia NSW supports creative initiatives that build social cohesion.

Regular events allow in-depth engagement through informative discussions on topics that make a difference to people’s lives. These are always followed by social get togethers, allowing discussions to continue and friends to be made.

Gallery images courtesy of the Paterson Allyn Williams Science Hub.