Sapphire Coast Science Festival Launch!

We had a great first day at the Sapphire Coast Science Festival!  Deputy Mayor Liz Seckold launched the event and over 100 people of all ages checked out what was on offer.  Local Paul Windle, at 91 ,was our oldest participant and very enthusiastic too! There were plenty of families and young people enjoying Science on the Move and the Science Hub displays. Here are a few pics.

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Check out the Sapphire Coast Science Festival activities here !

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Saturday August 12 (1pm-3pm) through to Saturday August 19 at the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre – 10am – 3pm daily

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 company Loaded Gamer, and the Eden Game Development Centre, who will showcase games, coding and other activities including: Interactive technology gear, a Virtual Reality installation. There will be  great activities supported by our local libraries including robotics, 3D printing and electronic music.

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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 and other science based organisations.  This is a wonderful opportunity to find out how local organisations are creating dynamic science engagement activities for the whole community.

Love film, interested in science? Then you will love SCINEMA!!

SCINEMA is the largest science film festival in the southern hemisphere; showcasing the best science features, shorts, documentaries, animated and experimental films from filmmakers around the world.

See award-winning SCINEMA films at the Sapphire Coast Science Festival during National Science Week.

The exhibition will be open to the public at the following times with an entry fee of: $10 for families; $5 for adults; $2 per child (age 6 to 18); Children under 6 free.

Saturday 12th August – Science Week Launch at 1:00pm then till 3:00pm

Sunday 13th August – 10:00am – 3:00pm:

Monday 14th August – Friday 18th August 10:00am – 3:00pm daily

Saturday 19th August – 10:00am – 3:00pm and Festival closing.

School groups are booked into the Civic Centre in three sessions daily from Monday to Friday

Session 1 – 10:30-11:30am  Session 2 – 12:00pm -1:00pm Session 3 – 1:30pm-2:30pm

Those session times will be busier due to the attendance of the school groups.

For further information:

Doug Reckord, Bournda EEC 0428 267 956 

Libby Hepburn, Atlas of Life in the Coastal Wilderness 0458 798 990

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About Science Week

Now entering its fourteenth year, National Science Week has well and truly cemented itself as Australia’s largest festival, with last year’s calendar offering over 1000 events throughout Australia, reaching an audience of over a million people.

In 2017, National Science Week events are expected to be held right throughout Australia from Dubbo, Davenport, Darwin and everywhere in between, offering an array of activities with everything from science festivals, music and comedy shows, interactive hands-on displays, open days and online activities.The festival is proudly supported by the Australian Government, as well as partners CSIRO, Australian Science Teachers Association and the ABC.

National Science Week 2017 will run from 12-20 August. Event details can be found at