11 October 2010

Geoscience Australia Open Day 2010

| Jillian22
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Geoscience Australia celebrates Earth Science Week 2010

Geoscience Australia will celebrate Earth Science Week 2010 with a range of activities.

The main event, Geoscience Australia’s annual Open Day, will be held on Sunday 17 October from 10am-4pm. Open Day offers a diverse program of activities, science displays, tours and talks that will showcase our agency’s latest research in the fields of petroleum, mineral, marine, mapping, groundwater and natural hazard research.

A range of science presentations throughout the day, including:

    10:30am – Australia’s energy future – from fossil fuels to renewables

    11:00am – Geothermal energy in Australia – the what, how, why, where and when

    11:30am – Hazard modelling to keep your feet dry

    12:00pm – Winner’s Bore – hardwon outback water

    12:30pm – How geology shaped the Australian people

Navigate the grounds using GPS, take a walk through geological time, make your own rock, learn about the science of quicksand and bring along a rock from home for identification by a geologist.

Geoscience Australia’s Geologi short film competition awards ceremony and screening of the winning films will also take place during Open Day. Entries were invited from schools all over Australia for short films based on the theme of “Ever-changing Earth”. This is a cinematic experience not to be missed.

When: Sunday 17 October 2010, 10am – 4pm

Where: Cnr Jerrabomberra Avenue and Hindmarsh Drive, Symonston ACT

Cost: Free

Contact: (02) 6249 9673 or education@ga.gov.au

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