SciPark/SciDark

Come learn about science, nature, and biodiversity at this FREE family-friendly event on Oct 24th, 2-5pm at Tolosa Park.

After the success of our 2019 event and the COVID-cancellation of our 2020 event, Science in the Park will be back on the Sunday 24th October 2021!

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.