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Sydney Science Trail Excursion (grade 7-11)


Sydney Science Trail
Monday 15th August.
Secondary Students Program (School years 7-11)
I’ve put in a request to book a Homeschool group for Monday 15th to the Secondary Schools Program at the Australian Museum & Royal Botanic Gardens.
We need minimum 20 students to attend the school group.
Cost per student is $18.
Pls comment below or msg me asap if you are interested in attending with your
Highschooler’s Name
Please note – I have chosen Careers in Science for the panel discussion & Forensic Science for the workshop.
I will need payment as soon as I have the minimum number of 20 children as the booking is on a first come first served basis and it’s possible that they are fully booked already.
Below is all the info I know and if you would like anymore info please contact the organisers as I am only able to take bookings and payment.
Someone else may want to organise a homeschool group for the Primary School Program.
Thanks ! Happy Science Week !
Celebrate National Science Week with your school at the annual Sydney Science Trail, returning live and onsite at the Australian Museum and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney this August. Now in its third year, Sydney Science Trail offers a jam-packed program of excursions for primary and secondary students of all ages and explores the role science plays in shaping our lives.
Sydney Science Trail is a unique opportunity for your students to experience, think and talk about the science conducted at both organisations – from the study of the natural world and research into the effects of climate change, to the exploration of the environmental knowledges of First Nations Peoples. Don’t miss out on this celebration of all things science! Explore the full excursion program and book your spot below.
Secondary schools: Monday 15 – Tuesday 16 August
Primary schools: Wednesday 17 – Friday 19 August
Location: Australian Museum and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: $18 (incl. GST) per student
Cost per student provides entry to three activities on one day: the Sydney Science Trail Expo, a workshop of their choice, and either a science show or a panel discussion.
Secondary Schools Program Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 August
Students will attend three activities across one day: the Sydney Science Trail Expo, one workshop and one Panel (Monday) or Show (Tuesday)
Sydney Science Trail Expo
Celebrate National Science Week and have your students’ burning questions answered by experts from over 20 research organisations and universities!
Wander through our Science Expo stalls and chat citizen science, frogs, fossils, medical research and more – even ask our scientists about their career paths. Ignite your students’ love for science by giving them the rare opportunity to touch base with real-life scientists, undertake experiments and get hands-on with cutting-edge innovations.
Panel Discussions (Monday – pick one)
Climate Change: Impacts on Sydney and what we can do
Hear from inspiring and insightful thought leaders about the impacts of climate change on Sydney and our health, and what we can do about it.
Women in STEM: Leading in the field
Hear from women leading in their fields of STEM research, and find out about the career journeys that have brought them to where they are today. You’ll learn about their inspiring fieldwork adventures, from supporting community-driven archaeological projects, to exploring the vulnerability of native plants to climate change and describing new fossil species.
Careers in STEM: Science Communication
There’s never been a more important time for science communication and finding creative and exciting ways to engage everyone in science. Join our panel of passionate science communicators to hear about their career journeys and be inspired by their contagious enthusiasm to make science accessible for all.
Street Science Show (Tuesday)
Get fired up for some seriously explosive science with Street Science! Experience a range of roaring reactions as we investigate fuels – past, present and future, before dropping the temperature with the mind-bending properties of liquid nitrogen.
Bookings: Enquiries:
Workshops (pick one)
Bush Foods
Discover the culinary delights that can be found in a native garden! In this workshop led by a First Nations guide, students will tour the Cadi Jam Ora garden to explore different types of plants used and eaten by Aboriginal people of the Sydney region and learn how they prepare them.
Nature by Numbers
Tree-gonometry, anyone? Numbers are everywhere in science and horticulture! Students will apply maths and science to the outdoor classroom of the Botanic Garden and discover how these skills are useful in science and horticultural careers.
Who did it? Forensic Science
Explore what it’s like to be a forensic investigator and use scientific applications to solve crimes. Students will participate in a mock case scenario and learn how to dust and collect fingerprints, analyse bloodstain spatter and manage a crime scene, with the aim of building a solid case for the court of law. This interactive workshop is facilitated by the University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Science.
Weighing Giants
Dinosaurs are well known for their enormous sizes, and indeed they include the largest animals ever to walk the earth. But how do we know how heavy they were? This activity combines palaeontology, mathematics, physics and biology, using an age-old technique to estimate just how large these amazing animals once were! This interactive workshop is facilitated by the University of New England’s Discovery Program.


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