National Science Week is an annual celebration of science in Australia, an opportunity to join together to enjoy and explore the wonders and benefits of science. To celebrate, the community and education team are hosting a 'Dive into marine science' community week. Different free, fun and hands-on activites are offered every day, suitable for families, students and anyone interested in Marine Science. The minimum age for participants is 6 years old, however children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
The event is being held at the Naturaliste Marine Discovery Centre (NMDC).
Learn how marine animals have adapted to survive in the marine environment. Carry out a fish dissection and explore how fish differ in their body covering and colouration, body shape, eyes, mouth, and gut length and how these features help them to survive in their watery world.
Date: Tuesday 14 August 2012 Time: 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Investigate the creatures that live on jetty pylons; you will be amazed at what organisms call the Hillarys Marina home. Then use a microscope and learn how to identify and classify these plant and animal organisms.
Date: Wednesday 15 August 2012 Time: 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Discover the world of plankton! Learn how fisheries scientists use plankton to estimate fish populations and determine the health of fisheries. Then, conduct your very own plankton tow , learn to identify common plankton and complete the plankton challenge!
Date: Thursday 16 August 2012 Time: 4.30 pm – 5.30 pm
NMDC Open: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm (entry costs apply)
Bookings are essential for all activities.
T: (08) 9203 0339