Learn how to generate electricity using water, clean up polluted water after an oil spill, and discover what causes erosion and what we can do to rectify the problem. It’s all part of National Science Week celebrations at the Y Water Discovery Centre.
This family friendly event will be held on Saturday 12 August at 10:00am – 11:30am and 2:00pm – 3:30pm at the Y Water Discovery Centre, 2 Hood Street Yea.
National Science Week is Australia’s annual opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society. 2017 marks its 20th birthday.
First held in 1997, National Science Week has become one of Australia’s largest festivals. Last year saw a staggering 1.3 million people participate in over 1,800 events and activities.
In 2017, National Science Week events will be held right throughout Australia - from insect Olympics in Darwin to ‘Blood’ at Melbourne’s new Science Gallery to TAStroFest astronomy in the Apple Isle - with everything from science festivals, music and comedy shows, expert panel discussions, interactive hands-on displays and online activities.
The festival is proudly supported by the Australian Government; partners CSIRO, the Australian Science Teachers Association and the ABC; and sponsors Cosmos, Discovery Science, NewScientist and Popular Science.
National Science Week 2017 will run from 12-20 August. Event details can be found at www.scienceweek.net.au.