9 February 2017
Griffith University will bring the fun and discovery of National Science Week to the Gold Coast after receiving $20,000 from the Coalition Government to deliver a Pop-Up Science Centre.
Local MP Steven Ciobo has congratulated Griffith University for its efforts to inspire people about science, technology and innovation during 2017’s national celebration of science running from 12-20 August.
“I’m thrilled Griffith University will be giving people an opportunity to participate in National Science Week this August with their project which will emulate what a science centre could look like on the Gold Coast,” Mr Ciobo said.
The Pop-Up Science Centre will be a free event held as a final celebration of National Science Week.
Griffith University hopes to provide the communities of the Gold Coast and surrounding regions with practical, hands-on science experience featuring interactive exhibits that encourage visitors to experiment and explore.
“This year sees National Science Week celebrate two decades of successfully involving people from all walks of life in the wonder of science,” Mr Ciobo said.
“This longevity not only shows people are fascinated by the science in our everyday lives, but also proves anyone can participate in science activities, regardless of their background, age or location.”
The Pop-Up Science Centre is among 39 projects chosen nationally to receive funding in a $500,000 grant round announced this week.
More details about National Science Week which will run from 12-20 August are available at www.scienceweek.net.au.