The World Science Festival Brisbane is returning to Ipswich and is set to once again capture local minds and venture into the world of the unknown.Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden said he was delighted to see the event return to the Railway Museum after the huge success of last year.
“It was great to see more than 1200 people of all ages attend events last year and I know that the people of Ipswich will come out in their droves again,” Mr Madden said.
“I am really looking forward to the free Street Science exhibition as it is a great way to get people excited about science in a very hands-on and family-friendly way.”
Member for Ipswich Jennifer Howard said she was keen to grab her picnic blanket and relax as she explores the night sky at the Stargazing event.
“Science is all around us and is part of our everyday lives, and to have the opportunity to explore our night sky and discover the stars and galaxies is just an awesome experience not to miss,” she said.
“It’s also exciting that there will be a school’s day where students can engage with working scientists and find out how they carved their path to an exciting career in STEM through the Cool Jobs program.”
Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said she encouraged everyone in the Ipswich region mark their calendars and get to some of the events this year.
“Ipswich has fully embraced the World Science Festival Brisbane as one the most engaging, exciting and educational science events,” Minister Enoch said.
The World Science Festival Brisbane events for Ipswich start on Saturday 16 March and conclude Monday 18 March 2019.
Schools are required to make a booking for the Ipswich student day as part of the World Science Festival Brisbane Education Program.
For more information regarding the program and to make a booking, visit www.worldsciencefestival.com.au/education-program.
Here are the key events of the Festival that has something for every science enthusiast:
Stargazing – 16th March
6:30pm-7:15pm & 7:30pm-8:15pm
Cost: FREE, but is a ticketed event.
Do you ever wonder about the stars twinkling above you? Come along for a night under the stars, switch off and explore the natural luminosity of Ipswich’s beautiful night sky. Brisbane Astronomical Society will provide telescopes to explore and identify the stars to unlock the secrets of our observable universe.
Street Science: Ipswich 9:30am-3:00pm
In 2019 The Workshops Rail Museum will turn into a science playground with FREE immersive and family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy. Take part in a range of hands-on activities, as you discover the wonder and excitement of science.
Science Nation: Science Says! 17th March, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Presented by The Science Nation, Science Says! is science as you’ve never seen it before! Join us as brilliant scientists, gifted comedians and talented communicators use their wits and wittiness to uncover the top scientific discoveries – and a few of the odder ones, too.Hosted by Dr Joel – scientist, comedian and co-host of Food Lab on SBS – you’re guaranteed a night of raucous fun, thrilling competition and, if you’re lucky, you’ll learn something as well.