National Science Week 2014 - Green Events

National Science Week 2014 - Green Events

National Science Week 2014 - Green Events

16 – 24 August, 2014

With National Science week about to get underway, now is the time to start planning a week full of exciting events, talks and hands-on discovery sessions.

DIY Sustainable Solutions for Families

Hands on activities will get your kids creating sustainable solutions which adress bi environmental issue issues. Model sustainable houses which float on water, make sand-charcoal water filters and try your hand at rope water pumps.

Where: Townsville Cultural Festival, Townsville.
When: Saturday 16 August, 2014.
Cost: Workshop is free, but entry to the festival is $30 for a Family Day Pass.

The Secret Life of Plants

Learn the hidden secrets of Australian plants on this self-guided trail. Discover how Indigenous Australians used the plants and use interactive stations to explore how plants communicate and how they have evolved. Perfect for the whole family.

Where: Australian National Botanical Gardens, Acton, ACT.
When: 16 to 24 August, 2014.
Cost: Free.

The Art & Science of Natural Fermentation

Enter the world of natural fermentation at this tour and tasting session with Ashley Huntingdon, the brewer and farmer. Gain insights into the souring, keeving, wild and mixed methods and share in Ashley’s passion for the art of fermentation and brewing ale and cider. You may even get to enjoy some barrel samples if you’re lucky.

Where: Two Metre Tall Brewery & Farm Bar, Hayes, TAS.
When: 2.30pm – 4pm, Sunday 17 August, 2014.
Cost: Free.

Seabird Islands of the South Coast – Haven or Hard Place?

Join Nicholas Carlile, the Senior Research Scientist at the Office of Environment and Heritage as he discusses the changes in the seabird populations on the South Coast. Learn the challenges involved in managing these unique environments and what can be done to preserve the populations.

Where: Fitzroy Falls Visitor Centre, Fitzroy Falls, NSW.
When: Monday 18 August, 2014.
Cost: The talk is free, entrance to the park is $3 per vehicle.

Profs & Pints

Are there facts we shouldn’t know, technologies we shouldn’t have and lines we shouldn’t cross? Join others in having a pint and discussion with a panel of scientists who offer their thoughts on ethical science and dangersou knowledge. It’ll be sure to get your brains ticking.

Where: Darwin Railway Club, Parap, NT
When: Thursday 21 August, 2014
Cost: Free

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