The World Science Festival Brisbane, Regional Program in Chinchilla gave Darling Downs communities the opportunity to engage with and be excited by science.
Student Day 12 February 2016: 200 students from Chinchilla State High School, Dalby State High School and Tara Shire State College got hands-on with a fun and informative Engineers Without Borders workshop. They also got a chance to ‘Speed Meet a Scientist’ – chatting with eight STEM professionals about their work in a range of fields including paleontology, parasitology, engineering, marine biology and photography.
Future Makers VIP event 12 February 2016: Members of Chinchilla’s education and business communities celebrated the success of the Future Makers classroom program, which has been piloted in Chinchilla State High School’s year 9 classrooms. The audience was treated to a special performance by ABC’s Surfing Scientist Ruben Meerman.
Community Day 13 February 2016: 2,000 Darling Downs residents enjoyed a range of interactive science exhibitions, fun hands-on activities, and a series of interesting science presentations and shows. The event was a great success with people of all ages engaging with scientists and learning how their research and discoveries are making a real difference to our world.