Earth Science Week 2009
12 October 2009
Celebrations for Australia's Earth Science Week 2009 kicked off with the winners of the Geologi09 short film competition gathering in Canberra today.
Over 400 students participated in the national competition run by Geoscience Australia and the Australian Science Teachers Association, with entries received from almost every state and territory. This year's winners came from:
- Senior Gold - Tully State High School (Queensland)
- Junior Gold - Presbyterian Ladies College (Western Australia)
- Primary Gold - St Therese Primary School (New South Wales)
Students submitted films based on the theme 'Earth science in everyday life', which aimed to highlight how Earth science impacts on and affects our daily lives. Films were received on a broad range of topics including natural hazards, Australia's natural resources and the Earth's structure and systems.
Geoscience Australia will host a number of events from 11 - 17 October as part of Australia's 11th year of Earth Science Week, with this year's theme being 'Understanding Climate'.
Coinciding with Earth Science Week, the Geoscience Australia Education Centre will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on Thursday 15 October with a special invitational morning tea. Over 48,000 students have visited the Centre since it was opened in 1999.
To conclude this year's celebrations, on Sunday 18 October Geoscience Australia will again hold its annual Open Day. The day will showcase some of the latest developments in geoscience through a range of science displays and activities. All members of the public are invited to attend from 10am to 4pm.
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