Regional Program 2017

The Festival’s regional program in 2017 will again provide Queensland communities the opportunity to get involved locally in the World Science Festival Brisbane. Programs designed to engage community members in stimulating and inspiring experiences will be unique to each location and will offer a selection of STEM-related activities such as discussions with leading scientists, workshops, hands-on activities or visual displays.

Gladstone – 3 & 4 March 2017
Toowoomba – 17 March 2017
Townsville – 26 & 27 March 2017
Chinchilla – 31 March & 1 April 2017

In 2017, QGC once again proudly supported the delivery of the World Science Festival Brisbane regional events into Gladstone and Chinchilla as Community Partner.

Designed to inspire young minds and whole communities in the wonder of STEM, both events featured a dedicated Student Day and an open Community Day.

Student Days

Students from Years 7 to 9 in the Central Queensland and Western Downs regions are invited to participate in the World Science Festival Brisbane’s Regional Program  through an event specifically dedicated to school engagement. Each session will include opportunities to interact with artefacts, marvel at exhibition displays and experience some practical hands-on science demonstrations. Students will also have the opportunity to speak with industry professionals from STEM‑related fields. In small groups, students will engage with scientists and industry professionals from a variety of science practices to discover the wonder, awe and inspirational career pathways available in STEM.

Community Days

The program will give residents of Gladstone, Chinchilla and surrounding areas the opportunity to explore the wonders of science through workshops, hands on activities and visual displays. Leading scientists will explain how scientific discoveries will lead to greater innovation within their fields. Community members will be able to speak with these science leaders to learn how research is crossing boundaries to help us better understand the mysteries of the past and our current environment in order to help shape the future.

Gladstone, 3 & 4 March 2017

The Gladstone Entertainment Convention Centre was completely transformed by science and science-themed activities for the two-day event in March. Commencing with a Student Day Friday 3 March, which welcomed over 200 students into the venue and inspired another 200 out in regional schools, followed by a Community Day Saturday 4 March, the World Science Festival Brisbane regional event saw an entire community connected with and inspired by science.

Students were treated to a number of workshops and small group discussions with leading researchers, scientists and industry professionals – including a keynote presentation by 2015 National Telstra Businesswoman of the Year, Dr Catherine Ball.

The Central Queensland community were treated to presentations, workshops, hands-on activities, galleries, displays and many more science-themed activities to engage children, families and an entire community in the wonder of science.

Thanks to Future Makers and our community partner QGC, enjoy this short highlights reel that shows off some of the best of what was on offer over the two days of the Festival in Gladstone.

And enjoy our extended highlights reel!

Browse through our gallery for a small taste of what visitors experienced across the two days in Gladstone and be sure to head to the World Science Festival Brisbane Facebook page to explore the full galleries!

Chinchilla, 31 March & 1 April 2017

The Chinchilla Cultural Centre was once again transformed for the two-day event, this time including additional activities from the Lapunyah Art Gallery and Chinchilla Library. Braving the wild weather from earlier in the week, more than 200 students and over 1,500 community members descended upon the Cultural Centre to welcome in the school holidays by connecting with science.

Students were treated to a number of workshops and small group discussions with leading researchers, scientists and industry professionals – including a keynote presentation by 2015 National Telstra Businesswoman of the Year, Dr Catherine Ball.

The Western Downs community were treated to presentations, workshops, hands-on activities, galleries and displays which included an entire display dedicated to Chinchilla’s vast and wonderful Prehistoric age as well as Dr Robert Raven’s citizen science activity which showcased spiders unique to Chinchilla.

Thanks to Future Makers and our community partner QGC, we are able to present this short highlights reel that shows off some of the best of what was on offer over the two days of the Festival in Chinchilla.

And enjoy our extended highlights reel!

Browse through our gallery for a small taste of what visitors experienced across the two days in Chinchilla and be sure to head to the World Science Festival Brisbane Facebook page to explore the full galleries!

 

To find out more about the 2017 program visit the World Science Festival Brisbane website.

 

Click here to learn more about last year’s Chinchilla event.