Scitech adds wa­ter to sum­mer ex­hi­bi­tion

Guardian Express - - NEWS -

EX­PLORE the seas and take an Ocean Odyssey in the city this sum­mer.

Scitech’s lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion has un­veiled a wa­tery world, with ac­tiv­i­ties and experiences for all ages to dive into.

Chief ex­ec­u­tive Deb Han­cock said each ex­hi­bi­tion took 18 to 24 months to de­velop un­til it was ready to show.

“We had a think about what’s go­ing on in the broader en­vi­ron­ment and there’s been a lot of con­ver­sa­tion about our oceans,” she said.

“The ocean cov­ers more than 70 per cent of the sur­face of our planet and yet de­spite our reliance on this pre­cious life source, more than 80 per cent of this vast un­der­wa­ter realm re­mains un­mapped, un­ob­served and un­ex­plored.

“Scitech will re­veal some of the ocean’s se­crets, demon­strat­ing how im­por­tant and spe­cial this ecosys­tem is and why we should be pro­tect­ing it for gen­er­a­tions to come.”

Ms Han­cock said there would be part­ner or­gan­i­sa­tions and ex­perts com­ing in over the sum­mer to talk about sharks, reefs and share their STEM knowl­edge.

Young and old can plunge into Ex­pe­di­tion Reef, a new show in the Plan­e­tar­ium; lit­tle sci­en­tists can ex­per­i­ment with flow and cur­rents with a wa­ter play ex­pe­ri­ence in Dis­cov­er­land; vis­i­tors can cre­ate a ‘sea sym­phony’ on a DJ-style Launch­pad; and the CSIRO Lab will be shar­ing how to con­struct an un­sink­able boat.

Ocean Odyssey is on un­til Fe­bru­ary 3.

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