Riverina Science Festival

Riverina Science Festival Aug 11 - 17retro looking rockets flies past the words Riverina Science Festival

Sunday 11 August - Live on the Levee

Wed 14 Aug and Fri 16 Aug - Kitchen Science Storytime

Thur 15 Aug Quiet Science

Fri 16 Aug Busting the Myth of the Mad Scientist

Sat 17 Aug Future World

Life on the Levee

the river, looking very fetching

Celebrate the beginning of National Science Week 2019. Join Environmental Officers from Wagga Wagga City Council’s Environment and City Compliance Team as they lead a low impact walk traversing Wagga Wagga’s levee banks.  Discover the abundance of flora and fauna that live and thrive in the heart of our city at the edge of the Murrumbidgee River.

Commencing from Lonergan Place the walk will take in a 1.5km stretch of the levee bank and include opportunities to learn about our local flora & fauna, the River Regeneration Project and our natural environment. The walk will conclude at the Visitor Information Centre, Tarcutta Street.

If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather, a notification will be sent to the email supplied when booking your ticket.

Parking is available at Home Base carpark.

Where: START Lonergan Place, playground, East Wagga Wagga. FINISH at Visitor Information Centre, Tarcutta Street

When: Sunday 11 August, 10am - 12noon

Cost: FREE

Bookings essential. Reserve your spot here.

Kitchen Science Storytime

young girl in lab coat and goggles holds a pipette

For inquisitive preschoolers Kitchen Science Storytime will be held in the Children’s Area of the Wagga Wagga City Library. Science engages the natural curiosity of children and encourages them to ask why.

As well as the fun and the mess, there are many benefits for young kids learning about science. Science teaches youngsters a combination of skills for life, such as problem-solving, researching, patience and perseverance. It also encourages children to be inquisitive, ask questions and ponder possible solutions.

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, downstairs Children's Area

When: Wednesday 14 August and Friday 16 August,

Time: 10:30am-11:30am, both days

Cost: FREE

No bookings required.

Quiet Science

a very peaceful hand shapes the cosmos

Shhh…. get ready for science with a difference.  Dr Rina Fu is passionate about sharing science and believes that science is for everyone.

Dr Rina Fu has developed a series of accessible science experiences designed for people on the autism spectrum.

Participants can get hands on with laboratory tools, research journals and original story sketches from her children’s book "My Mad Scientist Mummy" plus a demonstration of feeding parasites!

Where: E3 Arts Space, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

When: Thursday 15 August 2019

Times: 10.00am -12.30pm

1.30pm - 2.30pm

4.00pm – 5.00pm Community Drop-in Session

For bookings and more information, contact Christine Bolton on 6926 9710

NISEP Community Science Day

NISEP activities with keen kid scientists

Tolland Community Science Day is modelled on Macquarie University’s Indigenous Science Experience @ Redfern.

Drawing on the value of traditional and contemporary Indigenous knowledge in science and technology and the relevance of science to our everyday lives, participants will experience a range of hands-on science activities demonstrated by Indigenous secondary students, along with Indigenous Elders and science outreach providers.

The event will offer a day of fun science activities lead by the next generation of Indigenous scientist.

The National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP) uses science to place Indigenous youth in leadership positions so they gain the confidence, motivation and skills to stay in school and access pathways to higher education.

Busting the Myth of the Mad Scientist

a row of young and older wacky scientists

Join Dr Rina Fu on her quest to bust the Myth of the Mad Scientist. Rina will take participants on an interactive hands-on journey engaging with science and providing a glimpse into the fascinating life of a biomedical research scientist.

Rina’s work as a scientist has taken her from state-of-the-art labs in Cleveland, Ohio to the jungles of Papua New Guinea; she is a recipient of the Australian Society of Parasitology John Frederick Adrian Sprent Medal and is passionate about sharing her knowledge with the next generation.

Where: E3 Arts Space, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

When: Friday 16 August

Times: 9.30am - 10.30am

11.00am - 12.00pm

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Please note: This event is for Grade 5-6 primary students and their teachers only.

Interested primary school teachers should contact Christine Bolton on 6926 9710

Future World Aug 17

The Riverina Science Festival culminates in a huge family day! Just tap the submarine for details of FUTURE WORLD.

little yellow submarine and future world banner