[ASC-list] Geoscience Australia celebrates Earth Science Week 2010 including our Open Day 17 October- Canberra, ACT [SEC=UNCLASSIFIED]

Kate.Lehane at ga.gov.au Kate.Lehane at ga.gov.au
Fri Oct 1 06:07:37 UTC 2010


Geoscience Australia will be hosting a range of activities to celebrate Earth Science Week 2010<http://sandpit:8500/education/events/science-week/archive/2010.jsp>, with the main event our annual Open Day<http://sandpit:8500/education/events/open-day.jsp> on Sunday 17 October from 10am-4pm.
Geoscience Australia's Open Day offers a diverse program of activities, science displays, tours and talks showcasing our agency's latest endeavours in the fields of petroleum, mineral, marine, mapping, groundwater and natural hazard research.

Children can navigate the grounds using GPS, take a walk through geological time, make their own rock, use slime to learn the science behind quicksand or bring along a rock from home and have it identified by one of our geologists.

See the winning films and highlights from the Geoscience Australia and Australian Science Teachers Association<http://www.asta.edu.au/> Geologi short film competition at the official awards ceremony at 2pm. Entries were received from 200 school students from across Australia for short films based on the theme Ever changing Earth.

There will also be a range of science presentations throughout the day, including:
10:30am: Australia's energy future - from fossil fuels to renewables
11:00pm: Geothermal energy in Australia - the what, how, why, where and when
11:30pm: Hazard modelling to keep your feet dry
12:00pm: Winner's Bore - hardwon outback water
12:30pm: How geology has shaped the Australian people

When: Sunday 17 October 2010, 10am-4pm
Where: Cnr Jerrabomberra Avenue and Hindmarsh Drive, Symonston ACT
Cost: Free
Contact: (02) 6249 9111 or education at ga.gov.au

The winning entries from Geoscience Australia's Top GeoShot<http://sandpit:8500/about-us/news-media/latest-news/index.jsp#geoshot> photo competition, another Earth Science Week activity, will also be displayed in an exhibition in Geoscience Australia's public foyer during Earth Science Week.
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