Media Releases 2016

Posted on 10/08/2016 by Phillip Island Nature Parks

Experiments, investigations and activities to celebrate Science Weekend

National Science Week is a week-long celebration of science and technology when thousands of scientists, students, teachers and researchers get involved in activities and events right across the country. Budding scientists are set to converge on the Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies for a series of experiments, demonstrations and activities on the weekend of August 20-21.

The Nature Parks’ mad sci-rangers need your help to complete their wacky experiments. Have you ever wondered where elephant toothpaste comes from? How does energy create waves? Find out the answers to these important questions and more during an hour of wacky science demonstrations.
When: Saturday, 20 Aug and Sunday, 21 Aug – 10am to 11am
Where: WWF Antarctic Journey, Nobbies Centre

What lives beneath the sea ice surrounding Antarctica? Animals, and lots of them. Antarctic adventurer Diver Matt illustrates the diversity and abundance of marine life on the coastal margin of Antarctica and engages in quick and simple experiments to help explain why it’s so different to what we find on the Victorian coast.
When: Saturday, 20 Aug and Sunday, 21 Aug – 11am to 12pm
Where: WWF Antarctic Journey, Nobbies Centre

Can you drop a fresh egg without it breaking? Can you grow a plant in a jar? Join our slightly zany sci-rangers for an afternoon of fun activities where the kids get to use their heads and provide some clever and amusing solutions for the little scientist in all of us. Don’t worry; it’s perfectly safe, but it could be a little messy!
When: Saturday, 20 Aug and Sunday, 21 Aug – 1pm to 3pm
Where: WWF Antarctic Journey, Nobbies Centre

All of these fun-filled activities are included in the standard entry fee to the Antarctic Journey of $18 per Adult, $9 per Child (4-15), $45 per Family (2A2C), $12.60 Concession.

Come and help us celebrate National Science Week at the Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies!


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