Celebrate National Science Week with Bendigo Discovery

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17 August 2022


16 August 2022

Federal Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters is encouraging locals to get involved in National Science Week, with a number of local events taking place this week.

Bendigo Discovery is spreading science beyond the centre with ‘Curious Kids’ sessions at Bendigo Library on Wednesday and Friday and ‘Minibeasts in the Garden’ treasure hunt at Long Gully Community Garden on Saturday.

Member for Bendigo, Lisa Chesters said National Science Week is Australia’s annual opportunity to meet scientists, discuss the hot topics, do science, and celebrate its cultural and economic impact on society.

“I also know many schools, kindergartens and early learning centres will be taking part in bringing science to life this week,” Chesters said.

“Science is having an impact on our lives every day. Whether it be our youngest minds learning for the first time about gravity or our scientists developing a new medical treatment, science is everywhere.

“Science plays a vital role in Australia’s economy, standard of living, health, environment, and future.

“We celebrate the contribution of scientists, engineers and technologists around the country—from fishery researchers in the Gulf of Carpentaria to climate scientists at our Antarctic bases—and hope to inspire the next generation of young scientists,” Chesters said.

National Science Week is proudly supported by the Australian Government; and partners CSIRO, the Australian Science Teachers Association, the ABC and Cosmos magazine.

Central Victorian residents can also explore Australia’s plant biodiversity from the comfort of their own homes by participating in ABC’s National Science Week project ‘Australia’s Favourite Tree’. People can go online, explore the science and wonder of iconic native plants, and vote for the trees they love.

National Science Week 2022 will run from 13 to 21 August. Event details can be found at www.scienceweek.net.au.

For more information on events run by Bendigo Discovery, visit their Facebook page.