Tavern meet-up a chance for science-lovers to bond
Part of the Murchison Tavern will be transformed into a science-lover’s heaven this month for Scinapse’s first social meet-up of the year.
Founded in 2012, Scinapse is a not-for-profit science engagement group focused on inspiring the Mid West community and promoting what’s happening in the region.
The network of volunteers has more than 80 members and regularly runs science-based activities such as lectures, movies, workshops and professional development events.
Scinapse chairwoman Emma Jackson said the social meet-up on February 23 would provide opportunity for like-minded people to meet.
“I really want to get these members together and get them more active,” she said.
“Find out what they want to do, what they want to showcase to the community and what they’re keen to be a part of this year. We have a lot of researchers coming to our region and we’re connecting those leading scientists and getting them talking about the science happening in our backyard.
“We really hope it inspires more people to volunteer and help in the community and make Geraldton a better place.”
During the event, punters will take part in science games and experiments.
Scinapse co-ordinator Kirsty Kipling said anyone interested in science was welcome.
“We really want to increase our network of scientists in the Mid West and open our group up,” she said. “Anyone can do science and anyone can be a scientist.
“If you are interested and want to connect with other science-lovers, please come along and see what we’re all about.”
The meet-up will take place in the tavern’s Armstrong Lounge on February 23 from 6pm. Attendees are encouraged to contribute $15 for pizzas. For more information visit scinapse.org.au.
Scinapse chairwoman Emma Jackson and committee members Andrew Outhwaite, John Gourley, Ken Lawson and Mark Canny.