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Sydney Science Experience

Step One: Save the World
Employ real science through hands-on laboratory sessions and interactive lectures to investigate current solutions to climate change on campus in this fun-filled experience for students starting years 10 or 11.

Grab your keep cups, your canvas bags and tree planting kits – we are on a mission!

If you're a natural problem solver and enjoy exploring a real-life environmental challenge from every angle, the Sydney Science Experience is the place you need to be in January.

Become climate change scientists for three days by learning about current global challenges we face and the technologies we have that enact real change. Each day will feature interactive labs and workshops which will detail a global challenge, what is currently being done about it, and together perform one positive action to combat the challenge. From biology to psychology to mathematics to chemistry… all our sciences are getting their hands dirty to save the world!

Science Experience events are held across Australia in association with participating universities and tertiary institutions, rotary clubs and with the support of the Young Scientists of Australia as well as the Australian Science Teachers Association and is administered by the Science Schools Foundation.

Event details

Date: 15-17 January 2020
Venue: Sydney Science Outreach Centre 
           Level 1, Carslaw Building, the University of Sydney. 
Time: 8.30am – 4pm each day 
Eligibility: for students about to start year 10 or 11

What happens at the Sydney Science Experience?

Students travel to our campus from across the state to become climate change scientists for three days. We are of course delighted to have so many students attend from rural and regional areas. 

Our climate change scientists will find themselves in a variety of hands-on workshops and laboratories investigating real-world environmental challenges and investigating current technology and solutions to these challenges first hand. Interactive lectures and guest speakers will be invited to give our climate change scientists a glimpse into present-day industries and organisations that specialise in environmental protection.

The final day wraps up with our climate change scientists summarising up what actions they have taken to fight climate change and closes with a special lecture and presentation of certificates which family and friends are welcome to join.

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