There were several impassioned speeches from members of the Government and of the scientific community, however it was the live demonstrations and hilarious antics of Science Communicator Graham Walker and Excited Particle David Cannell along with emcee Alison McGregor which best captured the spirit of Science Week’s “Ignite your Imagination” motto.
Explosions, rivalries, cooperation, and extreme sub zero temperatures delighted the children and media present.
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science – from Saturday August 10 to Sunday August 18. There are loads of different ways you can join in – find an event near you in our event diary or become an online citizen scientist and spot urchins and kelp in Explore the Seafloor.
Science Week runs from now until the 18th of August, get amongst it!
Find out what’s happening on their event page here.