Riverina Science Hub

August 11-19
friendly waving robot

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Robotics Digital Projection

Alice Peacock is a freelance animator and motion designer and was part of the animation team that created Indigenous Sky Stories for The Riverina Science Festival in 2017.

Her passion for making things move has led her to explore animation through many forms, including traditional hand drawn, digital 2D and 3D.

The Robotics animation will be screened two storeys high on the side of the Civic Centre nightly from August 9 until September 5, 2018.

Where: Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, cnr Morrow and Baylis St

When: August 9 until Sept 5

Marrambidya Wetlands Open Day

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Marrambidya Wetlands was formally the Narrung Street Sewage Treatment Works. Reclamation and repurposing of the site has been ongoing since July 2015.

The transformed tertiary treatment ponds are designed to replicate the natural water cycle with flooding during the winter months and dryer, low levels during summer. They now provide habitat for migratory and non-migratory birds, water insects, frogs, fish, reptiles and mammals such as the locally threatened Squirrel Glider.

Come along and learn more about the ongoing reclamation of the Marrambidya Wetlands and listen to stories about the environment and Aboriginal Culture at the newly installed audio information stations.

When: Sunday 12 August, 10am -1pm

Where: 100 Narrung St, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650

Bookings essential: Reserve your spot here

NISEP Community Science Day

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Tolland Community Science Day is modelled on Macquarie University’s Indigenous Science Experience @ Redfern.

Drawing on the value of traditional and contemporary Indigenous knowledge in science and technology and the relevance of science to our everyday lives, participants will experience a range of hands-on science activities demonstrated by Indigenous secondary students, along with Indigenous Elders and science outreach providers.

The event will offer the community a day of fun science activities lead by the next generation of Indigenous scientist.

Where: Tolland Community Hub, Bruce St Wagga Wagga

When: Monday August 13

Kitchen Science Storytime

kids doing science experiments

For inquisitive preschoolers Kitchen Science Storytime will be held in the Children’s Area of the Wagga Wagga City Library. Science engages the natural curiosity of children and encourages them to ask why.

Apart from the fun, there are many benefits for young kids learning about science. Science teaches youngsters a combination of skills for life, such as problem-solving, researching, patience and perseverance. It also encourages children to be inquisitive, ask questions and ponder possible solutions.

When: Wednesday, 15th August and Friday, 17th August

Time: 10:30am

Where: Wagga Wagga City Library, Downstairs Children's area

RoboDay

robots dancing and waving

During National Science Week in August 2018, robots and other forms of cutting-edge technology will invade the spaces at Wagga Civic Centre complex for RoboDay!

Attend any of RoboDay’s Info Sessions and Coding Workshops and you’ll learn so much more about the technological, social and cultural impact that robotics have on us now and in the future. Please note: coding workshops are for participants aged 12+ and basic coding experience is required.

Drop in to the Petting Zoo with a difference where you can program and play with Spheros and EZ robots! Experience the magic of Virtual and Augmented Reality or get hands-on manipulating robots around an arena at the Ground-Based Robot Room.

Have you ever wanted to program a robot to talk, listen and even dance? Learn about the NAO humanoid robot from The Brainary’s robotic team, who will explain the capabilities, potential and future of humanoid robotics.

MC’d by the world-famous NAO humanoid robot, robots of different sizes and capabilities will strut their stuff on the Robot Catwalk, and see what is happening in 3-D Print technology at the 3-D Print workshops.

And see the almost-invisible world of very, very tiny things at the Microscope Nerve Centre.

Experience the future at RoboDay!

Where: Council Meeting Room (Petting Zoo), Museum of the Riverina (3-D Print Room), Civic Centre Arcade (Robot Catwalk and Info Sessions), Library Downstairs Children's Area (Virtual Reality) Library Newspaper Area (Microscope Nerve Centre), Alf Morris (Augmented Reality Sandbox), E-3 Art Space (Ground-Based Robot Room), Library Community Learning Space (Coding Workshop)

When: Saturday 18th August, 10am - 4pm

Cost: FREE

Info Sessions: no bookings required

Coding Workshops: Bookings essential, reserve your spot here.