[ASC-list] [Vic] Contact for Fundraising lunch with Chief Scientist - Thursday 30 August 2012, 12 noon

Maia Sauren maia.sauren at gmail.com
Fri Aug 3 00:00:38 UTC 2012

Just a note - the contact for this event is Helen Gardiner, not me.

Helen Gardiner | Chair, National Science Week (Victoria) | c/o VLSCI |
The University of Melbourne | Victoria 3010 Australia | p 03 8344 2055
| m 0448 920 235
helen.gardiner at unimelb.edu.au

On 2 August 2012 15:16, Maia Sauren <maia.sauren at gmail.com> wrote:
> (sharing this on behalf of Helen Gardiner, Chair National Science Week
> (Vic))
> The Royal Society of Victoria has been dedicated to promoting science for
> the benefit of the community for the last 158 years. Never before have we
> been so concerned about the need to encourage children to become scientists.
> The Chief Scientist of Australia, Professor Ian Chubb AC issued his report
> on the “Health of Australian Science” in May. He made it very clear that
> “the future prosperity of Australia is dependent on having a strong supply
> of graduates in the right areas coming through the education system”.
> Provision of crucial scientific graduates needs support.
> In response, the Royal Society of Victoria has decided to establish a three
> year program, called “Science and my world” that is directed towards primary
> school age children.
> We have invited Professor Chubb to launch the program at a lunch event to be
> held in Melbourne at “Morgan’s at 401 Collins St” on Thursday 30th August
> 2012 (12noon for 12.30pm until 2pm).
> We cordially invite you to attend and to support our efforts to create an
> interactive programme to:-
>   Increase early childhood awareness of science, through the “Science and
> my world” programme, including local community science activities and
> hands-on experiences for young school students;
>   Engage these students in imaginative, educational activities that
> demonstrate the practical value of the modern- day science that is all
> around them;
>   Stimulate interest in scientific ways of thinking and research. You can
> assist us to:
>   Support school based science events in Victorian communities
>   Develop on-line science materials to ignite the enthusiasm of children
> based on science relevant to their community through the “Science and my
> world” programme, including:
>  “Physical forces and my world”; eg, gravity, nuclear
> forces,electromagnetic forces  “Science and my home ”; eg cooking,
> household appliances, electricity, wifi
>  “Biodiversity and my world. eg soil organisms, fungi, marine organisms.
>   Develop on-line science materials for primary teachers to use to followup
> the community science events
> We invite you to support this urgent education project so that we make sure
> Australia has the expertise we need to
> ensure our prosperity as a nation.
> Maia Sauren, PhD
> PO Box 12304, Melbourne VIC 8006, Australia
> maia.sauren at gmail.com | +61408824846 | @sauramaia

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