It's our Open Day

16 October 2009

To celebrate Earth Science Week 2009, we will be holding our annual Open Day on Sunday 18 October from 10am-4pm.

Open Day offers a diverse program of activities, science displays, tours and talks that will showcase our agency's latest research in the fields of petroleum, mineral, marine, mapping, groundwater and natural hazard research.

Open Day 2009

Open Day 2009
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During the day, there will be something on offer for the whole family. Children can navigate the grounds using GPS, take a walk through geological time, make a pet rock, learn the science behind sediments or bring along a rock from home and have it identified by a geologist.

There will also be a range of science presentations throughout the day, including:

  • 11.30am: The evolution of evolution
  • 12.30pm: Uranium exploration
  • 1:30pm: Australia's energy future
  • 2:30pm: Personal magnetism, animal magnetism, and Geomagnetism- Earth's magnetic field down under

When: Sunday 18 October 2009, 10am- 4pm
Where: Cnr Jerrabomberra Avenue and Hindmarsh Drive, Symonston ACT
Cost: Free
Contact: (02) 6249 9111 or

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