Local children star at science expo
TALENTED local children will take centre stage at today’s inaugural Derwent Valley Science Expo.
Student-led interactive science displays and entries in the Young Archie competition will be among the exhibits at New Norfolk High School in Blair St.
The themes for the expo are environment and nature, space and astronomy, and innovation and technology.
Peter Underwood Centre aspirations project officer Stuart Thorn said the expo was a significant event on the Bigger Horizons education project calendar.
“The Derwent Valley Council secured funding from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal to employ people to deliver information and hands-on activities to interested schools, and a Hydro Tasmania Community Engagement Grant has helped to stage the expo,” Mr Thorn said.
“University of Tasmanian STEM Outreach representatives and Young Tassie Scientists will be involved, and visual artist Antonia Aitken will be presenting awards for outstanding Young Archie entries.
“Each school will receive a merit award for a science investigation display, and Derwent Valley Mayor Martyn Evans will present two regional merit awards.”
The schools component of the expo will run from 10.30am-3pm before the doors are thrown open to the public from 3pm-6pm.