A one day exhibition in Redfern, Sydney offers families the chance to learn how science is used by Australia's Indigenous people.
Associate Professor Joanne Jamie, Director of NISEP, said the annual event was a unique opportunity for the public to learn and experience the significant and fascinating knowledge in science and technology that Aboriginal Elders possess as well as science relevant to our everyday lives.
“Our program aims to foster and develop the confidence and leadership potential of Indigenous youth using science as an engagement tool,” Associate Professor Jamie says.
“I encourage everyone to come along and yarn with Aboriginal Elders and other scientists and engage in a wide variety of activities with our wonderful Indigenous youth and activity providers. People can participate in workshops on 3D printing and making soaps incorporating bush foods and medicines, build their own Aboriginal stone axe, learn about Aboriginal astronomy and their local flora and fauna, participate in chemistry and physics experiments and see the wonderful liquid nitrogen show.”
Details: Indigenous Science Experience Family Fun Day
10am–3pm, Sunday 19 August
Redfern Community Centre