The community is invited to join the Natural Resources SA Murray-Darling Basin (SAMDB) for a fun night of information and entertainment to celebrate National Science Week 11-19 August.
When: 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Friday 17 August
Where: Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mount Barker Summit
Natural Resources SAMDB project officer Katie Irvine said “Come along and be entertained and inspired by viewing award winning short films, which are suitable for ages eight and over. One of the films being screened The Kingdom–How Fungi Made Our World, won the Best Film at the 2018 International Science Film Festival,” she explained.
“People attending will be able to find out how important fungi are and how to get involved in the citizen science project FungiMap. You will also find answers to things such as; what do fungi and echidnas have in common and how you can participate in the Echidna Conservation Science Initiative (EchidnaCSI)?”
The annual Citizen Science Award will be presented on the night to a deserving local recipient for outstanding contribution to citizen science in the lower Murray region.
Places are limited so bookings are essential.
For more information contact Natural Resources Office, Mount Barker Katie Irvine on 8391 7500 or email Katie on firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on fungi in the SA Murray-Darling Basin and how to get involved.
This event is proudly supported by:
- District Council of Mount Barker
- The Adelaide Hills Science Hub (Inspiring SA)
- University of Adelaide Environment Institute
- Goolwa to Wellington LAP
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres. These events attract a wide audience from children to adults, and science amateurs to professionals. Over one million people participate in science events across the nation.
Established in 1997, National Science Week provides an opportunity to acknowledge the contributions of Australian scientists to the world of knowledge. It also aims to encourage an interest in science pursuits among the general public, and to encourage younger people to be fascinated by the world we live in.
National Science Week is proudly supported by the Australian Government in a variety of ways, including the provision of up to $500 000 for the National Science Week Grants Program. Other partners include the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Australian Science Teachers Association