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.
First held in 1997, National Science Week has become one of Australia’s largest festivals. Last year about 1.3 million people participated in more than 1750 events and activities, despite a global pandemic.
In 2022, National Science Week events will be held online and right throughout Australia—from a record-breaking rocket launch in Queensland to beer science in Tasmania, and from ‘super labs’ in WA to an inflatable ‘poo palace’ in the Hunter Valley—with everything including science festivals, music and comedy shows, expert panel discussions, interactive displays, open days and online activities.
We’ll be celebrating Science Week at Myli with events based on this year’s theme ‘Glass – More than meets the eye’. We’ll be making lava lamps, Newton’s Cradles, stained glass luminaries and also hosting workshops for young scientists with the team from STEM Zone.
The festival is proudly supported by the Australian Government; partners CSIRO, the Australian Science Teachers Association and the ABC; and media sponsor Cosmos.
National Science Week 2022 will run from 13-21 August. More details can be found at www.scienceweek.net.au.