Grant success for National Science Week
Science is coming to town with the announcement that the Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub is receiving a $15,000 grant to run activities for National Science Week in August. The Sapphire Coast Science Festival is a week-long celebration of science which will deliver high-profile science engagement activities for the entire community to participate in. The program of events aim to highlight the impact that science has on people’s lives and the world in which they live. Events include talks, demonstrations and activities which illustrate a variety of fascinating areas of science that will aim to appeal to all, but particularly those who may not be currently engaged in science.
Highlights include “The Wonders of Wallagoot”– a focus on the science of estuaries; a visiting insect and invertebrate specialist, Indigenous astronomy events, Science in the Pub, Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre Open Day, and a ‘Science in film’ night.
The Sapphire Coast Science Festival was among 54 grant recipients totalling $500,000 that will help National Science Week burst into life around Australia this August.
The Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub is a network of local science organisations that are interested in sharing their passion for science with the local community. The Hub includes, the Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, Bournda Environmental Education Centre, Panboola Wetlands, Bega Valley Shire Council, Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness, MatSciTech and many more. All these wonderful organisations will be organising events as part of the Sapphire Coast Science Festival. For more information on the hub like us on Facebook.
Now in its eighteenth year, National Science Week will provide an opportunity for Australians to connect with science, technology, engineering and mathematics in their own neighbourhood.
National Science Week will be held from 15-23 August 2015. It is funded by the Australian Government and administered by Questacon as a part of the Inspiring Australia science engagement strategy. More information can be found at www.scienceweek.net.au.