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Sapphire Coast Science Festival

The Sapphire Regional Science Hub is hosting the amazing “Science on the Move” Exhibition for the whole of National Science Week. The festival will showcase games, coding, Interactive technology gear, virtual reality installation, a Lego robot workshop, a touchtank and lots more.

When: Saturday, August 12 2017 till Saturday, August 19 2017. 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Where: Bega Civic Centre
Zingel Place, Bega, NSW, 2550
Topic: Human body and movement, Energy and transport, Environment and nature, Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: $10 per family, $5 per adult, $2 per child, free under 6.
Other: Wheelchair access
Social Media: Facebook

The Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub, with the generous support of the Mumbulla Foundation and Inspiring Australia (NSW), is excited to present Questacon’s Science on the Move exhibition at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre; a great opportunity for people of all ages to have engaging, fun science experiences.

The festival will also feature local IT companies Loaded Gamer and Eden Game Development Centre who will showcase games, coding and other activities including: Interactive technology gear, Virtual Reality installations, Bega Library is offering their Lego robot makerspace, try biodiversity mapping and find out how to Save Our Species.

But wait! There’s more
Alongside the Science on the Move and Intro to Gamer Dev Jam exhibits, Science Week participants will have the opportunity to visit stands run by members of the Sapphire Coast Regional Science Hub.

This is a wonderful opportunity to find out how local organisations are creating dynamic science engagement activities for the whole community. There will be opportunities to get involved and see how science works around here. The Atlas of Life will be showcasing their NatureMapr recording platform and leading walks to observe and record biodiversity on your smartphone or tablet.

On Tuesday the SC Marine Discovery Centre will have a touchtank of local marine species. This Year’s Atlas of Life photography competition launches and you can see the brilliant winners of 2016.

The Department of Environment and Heritage will be providing displays and activities on Threatened Species and the Save Our Species programs. Don’t forget to check daily screenings of SCINEMA, the best of science movies and documentaries.

Contact details:

Doug Reckord
Bournda Environmental Education Centre
Phone: 02 6494 5009
Mobile: 0428 267 956

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