National Science Week is being held online this year from 15-23 August, providing staff and their families the opportunity to attend some really interesting events.
Some of the events include learning more about DEW’s Healthy Coorong Healthy Basin Program and hearing stories from Kaurna Elder Aunty Georgina Williams and Peramangk/Kaurna Elder Uncle Ivan Tiwi-Copley about the strong connections that Aboriginal people have to their land, coast, marine and animals.
- Participate in Australian Animal Track Identification and reproduce tracks with your own hands in sand. The event will be held on 22 August, from 2-4.30pm at Arbury Park Outdoor School, Bridgewater. It will hosted by the Adelaide Hills Science Hub and Uncle Ivan Tiwi-Copley.
- The Science and Citizens of the Coorong is a short film being hosted by DEW’s Healthy Coorong Healthy Basin Program and the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board. The film will be available to view on 22 August. An online panel session, featuring scientific researchers and other industry experts, will be held on 25 August from 7-8pm, providing an opportunity for you to find out more about the efforts to restore this wetland of international importance. Attendance at the online session is free. Make sure to register to find out further information on both events. This event is supported by a National Science Week SA Community Grant.
- Aboriginal connection to coast and marine will be held on 7 September, from 7-8pm, with Kaurna Elder Aunty Georgina Williams speaking about the connection of Aboriginal people to coast and marine through stories such as Tjilbruke. This event is supported by a National Science Week SA Community Grant.