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What can Aboriginal astronomy tell us about the night sky? How is our native flora used as bush medicine? What can we learn about sustainable living from 60 000+ years of Indigenous culture? Find out the answers to these questions and more during the Indigenous Science Experience.

The Indigenous Science Experience consists of a series of online presentations showcasing a wide range of Indigenous and Western science presented by Indigenous secondary students, Elders and community members and science outreach providers.

This is a FREE event but tickets are limited. RSVPs are essential. This is a live online event ONLY; it will not be distributed as a recording.

Please visit our website for full session details and registrations:

Since 2012, the Indigenous Science Experience at the Redfern Community Centre has been highlighting the value of traditional and contemporary Indigenous knowledge in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and the relevance of science to our everyday lives. In 2020, our new online format will continue this tradition.

This National Science Week event is organised by the National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP), Macquarie University, and Redfern Community Centre. It is made possible through the support of Inspiring Australia and grant funding from the Australian Government.

The event will consist of the following online sessions:

  • Artefact and Bush Tucker Experience – Monday 17 August, 7.00-8.30 pm
  • Bush Medicines to Pharmaceuticals –  Tuesday 18 August, 7.00-8.30 pm
  • Indigenous History and Artefacts – Wednesday 19 August 7.00-8.30 pm
  • Indigenous Astronomy in Australia – Thursday 20 August 7.00-8.30 pm
  • Global Indigenous Engineering – Friday 21 August 7.00-8.30 pm