National Science Week Events

National Science Week is just around the corner so we’ve put together our pick of the best events

Art and Science Tours at the Art Gallery of SA
When: Monday, August 14 2017 till Friday, August 18 2017. 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia
Cost: Free
This multi-site learning program provides opportunities for students in Years 4-7 to connect with the Australian Curriculum: Science and the Visual Arts.

Real Fossil Dig
When: Monday, August 14 2017 till Friday, August 18 2017. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Refreshing Memories
438a Main North Road, Blair Athol, SA

Using simple tools you will carefully extract a real fossil from a matrix block. Once out you use the provided charts to identify your find. When you are finished you get to take your find home to add to your own collection.

Nature Photography Competition of the Year
11 Aug – 24 Sept
Where: SA Museum

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year competition celebrates the natural heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions each year. The stunning beauty of our natural world is placed on display, with professional, emerging and junior photographers alike showing impeccable timing, patience, artistry and technique to capture superb moments in time.

Science for Seniors
Hear Tall Poppy nominee Laura Weyrich talk about the ancient microbiome

When: Tuesday, August 15 2017. 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Where: Holdfast Bay Community Centre
Cost: Free
Other: Wheelchair accessA series of engaging science seminars for seniors. Hear from some of South Australia’s brightest young scientists on an exciting range of topics including: benefits of keeping active, dementia, links between diet, gut microbes & disease, and use of indigenous plants to develop new cancer drugs.

Sprigg Lecture: Naracoorte Caves
Dr. Liz Reed talks about her research in palaeontology at the World Heritage site.

When: Tuesday, August 15 2017. 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Where: South Australian Museum

Science at Ancient World
When:  6pm every night from 15 – 18 Aug
Where: Ancient World, 116 Hindley St, Adelaide
From the nature of time to the evolution of the human microbiome, engage in thought-provoking presentations across four nights.

South Australian Museum: Science Centre Open Day 
When: Sat 19 Aug, 11am to 4pm
Where: South Australian Museum, North Tce. Adelaide
Cost: Free
Come behind the scenes at the South Australian Museum. Meet our scientists, explore the Science Centre and get a rare look at our collections. The Science Centre is where the majority of the Museum’s scientists work.

Why You Should Love Wasps
Erinn Fagan-Jeffries takes you deep into your garden to view the world of wasps. Get ready to be grossed out by stories of parasites, including a wasp that turns cockroaches into zombies!
Read more of her work here

When: Friday, August 25 2017. 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Horace Lamb Lecture Theatre
The University of Adelaide, North Terrace

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