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National Science Week ACT Launch – Future Earth Festival

What will your Future Earth look like? Come and celebrate the launch of National Science Week and discover what your Future Earth might look like and what you can do to make our planet better for future generations.

When: Friday, August 11 2017. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: National Film and Sound Archives
McCoy Circuit, Acton, ACT, 2601
Topic: Human body and movement, Energy and transport, Environment and nature, Health and medical, Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: $5
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

To celebrate the launch of National Science Week we are filling the National Sound and Film Archive with a number of hands-on exhibits, workshops, and talks to get you thinking about your Future Earth.

You’ll be able to:

  • create your own weather jar with ABC Breakfast weather presenter Nate Byrne
  • code a robot
  • taste crickets, the food of the future
  • learn how to reduce your waste
  • try out some virtual reality goggles
  • build a wind generator
  • see artworks from local Canberra primary schools about what they think their Future Earth might look like …and much more!

Plus, hear from two amazing young scientists paving the way forward:

Joe Duggan is a young science communicator who runs a project called Is This Is How You Feel? collecting handwritten letters from scientists outlining how climate change makes them feel.
Francesca Maclean is ACT Young Woman of the Year 2017 due to her work in fighting for gender equality in STEM through founding Fifty50. She has recently completed her PhD at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.

Finally, ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr will announce the ACT Scientist of the Year.

Canapes will be provided and a cash bar will be available for refreshments.

Contact details:

Madison Hartill-Law
Phone: 0439 487 615

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