EcoScience Schools Days

The Eco-Science Schools Days will be run as part of the National Science Week and the desertSMART EcoFair. Students will explore and engage with workshops covering a variety of scientific content, run by different organisations in the community at Olive Pink Botanic Garden.
Students will learn about different foods that can be grown even in the desert with the Arid Zone Research Institute. Children will explore a community beehive with a local beekeeper and discuss the important role bees play in our ecosystem. Olive Pink Botanic Garden will run a workshop exploring the different plants and their uses in Central Australia. Engineers Without Borders are going to discuss the power of humanitarian engineering to solve critical issues like climate change and sanitation. Children will learn about the biodiversity in their backyards with Land For Wildlife Central Australia. Alice Springs Town Council is going to educate children about recycling; what can and can’t be recycled in Alice Springs.
Students will learn from Ekistica about why solar power is good for the environment and how solar power works. Should we reintroduce Tasmanian Devils to the mainland? Or has the environment changed too much? This topic will be explored in a workshop from Adam Yates and Samuel Arman Museum and Art Gallery NT. Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Team will work with children to help them establish healthy lifestyles and habits for growing up. Students will learn how to take a pulse and listen to a heart rate with the National Rural Health Students Network.
Not Accessible to general public. For bookings please contact Robyn on 0400888217.

Date 
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 09:00 to Friday, August 9, 2019 - 13:00
Type 
Community
Event Contact Details 
Robyn Ezard, 0400888217. efscan@alec.org.au
Cost 
Free
Event Location 
Olive Pink Botanic Gardens