Science in the PARK 2021

Saturday 20 November, 2-5 pm, Tolosa Park, Glenorchy

Thanks so much to all who attended our 2021 SciPark event! It was great fun despite the intermittent rain.

If you attended #SciPark (or if you didn’t and you want to hear what it was about), check out this excellent #Podcast about the event from That’s What I Call Science:

Episode 139: Science in the Park

Description: Stomping around the park and learning about science, what could be more fun? Join Kate Johnson and Lucile Leveque at Science in the Park. You’ll hear from children who are learning about science by observing worms through microscopes, looking at buried underpants, making beeswax wraps and walking through the park!

 

As in our 2019 , this FREE event will take place near the Music Bowl in Tolosa Park from 2:00pm-5:00pm. Activities will include guided nature and geology hikes, hands-on science activities, Aboriginal workshops, and more! A complete schedule will be emailed to registered attendees closer to the event; some activities will require bookings due to capacity restrictions. You can register for the event now at EventBrite or contact Emily.Flies@utas.edu.au if you are interested in volunteering at the event.

This year’s SciPARK will also include a BioBlitz; a citizen-science biodiversity measuring event. For the BioBlitz activity, guides will take participants on walks around the park, searching for and identifying insects, birds, plants, and other diverse forms of life (biodiversity). BioBlitz observations will be logged into the iNaturalist app, which can also help ID species. We will have microscopes for examining specimens up close and guide books to help participants learn more about the biodiversity they encounter. Other activities we hope to host this year include ‘plant a seed’, ‘make your own beeswax wrap’, ‘chemistry sunprints’, and climate change-themed activities.

This event is a great opportunity to share the fun SciPub style with the family! So come and learn about science and nature, meet some great people, and play in the park.

Activities will be designed for children between approximately 5 – 12 years old. Parents must accompany children at this event.

Covid-safety

SciPark will be operating as a Covid-safe event, following health advice and restrictions set by the Department of Health and the State Government. Please make yourself aware of the most up to date restrictions and advice related to Tasmania, and events within Tasmania – and if you’re not well, please stay home!