13 May Albany Science Awareness Festival
WA’s south west isn’t the best terrain for finding meteorites, but that’s where you would have found some last week, along with the Fireballs in the Sky team – at the Albany Science Awareness Festival.
We met more than 300 high school students, 25 teachers, 100 parents and loads of inspiring scientists across the three day event, all there to share the amazing opportunities in science – statewide, and right there in town.
Students drilled for oil and watched 3D printing in action with Curtin Outreach, learnt how to sew stitches on a pig’s trotter with the Rural Clinical School and got to touch Gary Cass‘s world famous wine dress. There were also science shows from Scitech, an invasive butterfly map to add to and cupcakes made with or without gluten.
With the Fireballs in the Sky team, students learnt about how we find and study meteorites and how scientists and engineers from many fields come together to work on a project.
We had a great time at the festival and are looking forward to next year’s – at a different regional centre, yet to be released!